Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery

1st Edition

A Modern Intraoperative Approach

Print ISBN: 9780122090363
eBook ISBN: 9780080489452
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th August 2002
Page Count: 512
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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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Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery is a valuable educational tool that describes the theoretical and practical aspects of intraoperative monitoring through example. The authors provide in-depth descriptions of the most advanced techniques in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and guidelines for the management of neuroanesthesia during MEP monitoring.


Neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons.

Table of Contents

Part I: Motor Evoked Potentials/Neurophysiological Base (Background)
  1. Animal and Human Motor System Neurophysiology Related to Intraoperative Monitoring. Vahe E. Amassian
  2. Intraoperaitve Neurophysiology and Methodologies Used to Monitor the Functional Integrity of the Motor System. Vedran Deletis
Part II: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of the Spinal Cord (Spinal Cord Monitoring)
  1. Spinal Cord Surgery. George I. Jallo and Fred J. Epstein
  2. Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring for Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery Karl F. Kothbauer
  3. Selective Spinal Cord Lesioning Procedures for Spasticity and Pain Marc Sindou and Patrick Mertens
  4. Neurophysiological Monitoring During Endovascular Procedures on the Spine and the Spinal Cord Francesco Sala dn Yasunari Niimi
  5. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Mapping of the Spinal Cord's Dorsal Columns Matevž J. Kržan
Part III: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of Peripheral Nerves, Nerve Roots and Plexuses
  1. Intraoperative Neurophysiology of the Peripheral Nervous System Leo Happel and David Kline
  2. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring of the Sacral Nervous System David B. Vodušek and Vedran Deletis
  3. Sensory Rhizotmy for the Treatment of Childhood Spasticy. Rick Abbott
  4. Neurophysiological Monitoring During Pedicle Screw Placement Richard J. Toleikis
Part IV: Intraoperative Neurophysiology of Cranial Nerves and Brainstem
  1. Surgery of Brainstem Lesions Albino Bricolo and Francesco Sala
  2. Monitoring and Mapping the Cranial Nerves a


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"...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)