Q. Does my EMG report show any issue with peripheral nervous system?

Answered by
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 25, 2020

Hello doctor,

My EMG report is as follows. Pelvic EMG: Pudendal nerve motor latency: left 1.9 and right 2.4. EMG: Bulbocavernosus muscle and anal sphincter shows denervation with reinnervation and anal sphincter shows high voltage polyphasic potentials. Does this imply a problem in the peripheral nervous system, peripheral neuropathy or any lesion or tumor? Or does this suggest a problem in the central nervous system like lumbosacral plexus radiculopathy or plexopathy? Please interpret my EMG.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

  • Tests of any nature are interpreted with clinical information and it is almost never possible to interpret results without clinical information. The same is applicable for isolated information of electromyography (EMG).
  • I feel there is problem with peripheral nervous system rather than central nervous system.
  • It could be due to local injury or infection in adjacent area or some other local pathology.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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