D-wave recording during the surgery of a 10-month-old child

Gábor Fekete, László Bognár, László Novák

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the possibility of d-wave recording in very young patients during spinal cord surgery.

Method: A 10-month-old patient was operated on cystic intramedullary pathology and myelon tethering at level cervical VI. to thoracal III. During the surgical detethering, we did d-wave recording for experimental purposes. After transcranial electric stimulation, we tried to detect the responses with epidural d-wave electrodes proximally and distally from the pathology.

Results: We found that proximally from the pathology, we could detect reproducible d-waves.

Conclusion: Though earlier papers reported that due to the immature condition of the myelon d-wave recording is not possible under the age of 21 months, we proved that even in very young patients, the possibility of d-wave recording should not be excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2135-2138
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • D-wave
  • Intramedullary
  • Spine
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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