Anatomy of Intraoperative Monitoring
Structure and function are intimately related. There is an old adage that structure subserves function. This is at once a simple and yet profound statement. Look around your environment and you will prove this concept to yourself time and again. A coffee cup, by necessity, has a hole at the top and not at the bottom. Its structure subserves the function of holding coffee. The human body is no less practically created. As an IOM professional you are tasked with providing protection of neural structures and functions at risk during surgery. An intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring curriculum, therefore, must include a foundation in anatomy.
KeywordsIschemia Respiration Retina Pyramid Dura
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