Anatomy of Intraoperative Monitoring

  • Scott Francis Davis


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.


Ischemia Respiration Retina Pyramid Dura 

Selected References

  1. Agur AMR, Dalley AF. Grant’s atlas of anatomy. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.Google Scholar
  2. Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AMR. Clinically oriented anatomy. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.Google Scholar
  3. Netter FH. Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2010.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Francis Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

Personalised recommendations