Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery

A Modern Intraoperative Approach


  • Vedran Deletis, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • Jay Shils, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, U.S.A.

Through real-time assessments of how the patient's nervous system is functioning throughout a surgical procedure, Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery presents vital techniques to guide surgeons in their efforts to minimize the risks of unintentional damage to healthy nervous tissue. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date intraoperative neurophysiological techniques and guidelines for the managment of neuroanesthesia during MEP monitoring. Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery is a valuable educational tool that describes the theoretical and practical aspects of intraoperative monitoring through example.
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Neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons.


Book information

  • Published: August 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-209036-3


"...this book is a valuable resource for neurophysiologists and neurosurgeons involved in neurosurgical procedures that may require intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. The major strengths of the book include a very comprehensive coverage of MEPs, cranial nerve/brainstem/peripheral nerve monitoring, and the emerging techniques of microelectrode recording. Another major strenght of the book is its combination of comprehensive discussions of some neurosurgical techniques and their indications together with corresponding neurophysiological techniques." -Journal of Neurosurgery (June 2003)

Table of Contents

Part I: Motor Evoked Potentials/Neurophysiological Base (Background) 1. Animal and Human Motor System Neurophysiology Related to Intraoperative Monitoring. Vahe E. Amassian2. Intraoperaitve Neurophysiology and Methodologies Used to Monitor the Functional Integrity of the Motor System. Vedran DeletisPart II: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of the Spinal Cord (Spinal Cord Monitoring) 3. Spinal Cord Surgery. George I. Jallo and Fred J. Epstein4. Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring for Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery Karl F. Kothbauer5. Selective Spinal Cord Lesioning Procedures for Spasticity and Pain Marc Sindou and Patrick Mertens6. Neurophysiological Monitoring During Endovascular Procedures on the Spine and the Spinal Cord Francesco Sala dn Yasunari Niimi7. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Mapping of the Spinal Cord's Dorsal Columns Matevž J. KržanPart III: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of Peripheral Nerves, Nerve Roots and Plexuses8. Intraoperative Neurophysiology of the Peripheral Nervous System Leo Happel and David Kline9. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring of the Sacral Nervous System David B. Vodušek and Vedran Deletis10. Sensory Rhizotmy for the Treatment of Childhood Spasticy. Rick Abbott11. Neurophysiological Monitoring During Pedicle Screw Placement Richard J. ToleikisPart IV: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of Cranial Nerves and Brainstem 12. Surgery of Brainstem Lesions Albino Bricolo and Francesco Sala13. Monitoring and Mapping the Cranial Nerves and the Brainstem Aage R. Møller14. Brainstem Mapping Nobuhito Morota, Vedran Deletis, and Fred J. EpsteinPart V: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of Supratentorial Procedures15. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Mapping and Monitoring for Supratentorial Procedures Georg Neuloh and Johannes ScramPart VI: Intraoperative Neurophysiology During Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders16. Neurophysiological Monitoring During Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders Jay L. Shils, Michele Tagliati, and Ron L. AltermanPart VII: Intraoperative Neurophysiology and Anesthesia Management17. Anesthesia dn Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring Tod B. Sloan