terminal latency index (TLI) studies

The terminal latency index (TLI) is a derived measured of the distal motor conduction as a ratio of the measured distal distance to the calculated distal distance (conduction velocity x motor distal latency). It was first introduced in 1979 by Shanani and colleagues, as a sensitive measure of function of distal segments of peripheral nerves, useful in the diagnosis of entrapment syndromes superimposed on peripheral neuropathies. Only about twenty years later, in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), some authors have observed a ratio decreasing as the conduction time increased across the carpal tunnel due to the motor nerve demyelination, and they found the TLI as a high sensitive parameter for the diagnosis of CTS.

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