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Handbook of Spinal Cord Monitoring

Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring, London, UK, June 2–5, 1992

  • S. J. Jones
  • M. Hetreed
  • S. Boyd
  • N. J. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Invited Chapters

  3. Somatosensory and spinal cord evoked potential studies in humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. H. Baba, N. Kawahara, S. Nagata, Y. Kikuchi, K. Tomita, S. Imura
      Pages 99-103
    3. H. Baba, N. Kawahara, K. Tomita, K. Nakahashi, S. Imura
      Pages 104-109
    4. C. Callegarini, G. Ciucci, D. Miserocchi, R. Quatrale, G. Serra, G. G. Rebucci
      Pages 110-116
    5. J. E. Fitzgerald, C. J. Griffiths, K. W. Mitchell, M. A. Leonard, M. Gibson, C. K. Mcknight
      Pages 117-124
    6. A. J. Gale, E. M. Sedgwick, R. Jackson
      Pages 125-129

About this book


Surgery for the treatment of deformities such as scoliosis carries a small but significant risk of damage to the spinal cord through inadvertent compression or interference with the blood supply. Electrophysiological techniques, principally those for recording sensory and motor evoked potentials, offer a means of continuously assessing the conduction of nerve signals up and down the spinal cord and hence the possibility of detecting a defect at an early stage, when the cause may be reversible. This form of monitoring is now accepted practice in many countries.
The main contributors to the Handbook are surgeons, neurophysiologists and anaesthetists at the forefront of research. From the United States, where practice has been most widespread, come the results of the first large-scale, multi-centre survey into monitoring methods and their effectiveness. The research papers forming the remainder of the text provide an indication of the high level of current interest and the likely direction of future developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. J. Jones
    • 1
  • M. Hetreed
    • 2
  • S. Boyd
    • 3
  • N. J. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyThe National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalStanmore MiddlesexUK
  3. 3.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK
  4. 4.Clinical Neurophysiology Department Queen’s Medical CentreUniversity HospitalNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Spinal Cord Monitoring
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring, London, UK, June 2–5, 1992
  • Editors S.J. Jones
    S. Boyd
    M. Hetreed
    N.J. Smith
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8833-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4619-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1416-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 450
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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`This book is recommended, for its first part, to beginners in neuromonitoring, orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons and, for its next three parts, to specialists in spinal cord monitoring.'
Acta Neurologica Belgica, 95:1, 1995