Neurophysiological exams are important in terms of investigating neurological markers and symptoms (hemodias, hypesthesias, muscular weakness, limb paresis, atrophies, root pain etc.), within the framework of either a purely neurological disease (e.g. spinal column disease, entrapment neuropathies) or in the framework of a systematic disease (e.g. in case of diabetic neuropathies).
They complement – often in a decisive role – the clinical physical examination and provide important data on differential diagnosis for neuropathies and myopathies.
Neurophysiological exams also have their own place in epilepsy diagnosis and monitoring.
The neurophysiology unit of our Hospital runs the following tests:
- Electroneurographic studies and assessment (sensory and motor conduction velocity, F-wave studies)
- Evoked potentials
At the same time, intra-operative monitoring using state of the art equipment, under the supervision of a neurologist, has a very important place in nervous system surgery (brain, spinal column, neurofibromas etc).
The surgeon is thus greatly assisted in their work with a view to ensuring the safest possible outcome, of the aforementioned surgical procedures, regarding post-op or intraoperative neurological complications.