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2022 May 13

J Neurosurg Spine

A broad and variable lumbosacral myotome map uncovered by foraminal nerve root stimulation.


London D, Birkenfeld B, Thomas J, Avshalumov M, Mogilner AY, Falowski S, Mammis A
J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 May 13:1-7.
PMID: 35561698.


The human myotome is fundamental to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. However, this map was largely constructed decades ago, and its breadth, variability, and reliability remain poorly described, limiting its practical use.