Intraoperative Neurophysiology during Surgery for Spinal Cord Tumors



Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring might allow surgical tumor resection with functional guidance and real-time feed-back. The available methods can be divided in monitoring methods to continuously assess the functional integrity and mapping methods to identify eloquent tissue. In the following chapter we describe indication, set-up, interpretation and limitations of available neurophysiological methods in spinal cord tumor surgery.


Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Functional Neurophysiological Guidance Functional Integrity Spinal Cord Pathways Mapping Motor Evoked Potentials Sensory Evoked Potentials D-wave 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital DubravaZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryInselspital, Bern University HospitalBernSwitzerland

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