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BAEP and SSEP Monitoring During Posterior Fossa Surgery

  • A. Ducati
  • A. Landi
  • M. Cenzato
  • E. Fava
  • A. Parma
  • M. Giovanelli
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Abstract

Posterior fossa surgery carries two different classes of risks:
  • those connected with the sitting position (when this position is used);

  • those connected with the approach to tumors or vascular malformations of this region, where many vital neural structures are contained in a very limited space.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ducati
    • 1
  • A. Landi
    • 1
  • M. Cenzato
    • 1
  • E. Fava
    • 2
  • A. Parma
    • 3
  • M. Giovanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of MilanoItaly
  2. 2.CNR Institute of Muscle Physiology, c/o Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of MilanoItaly
  3. 3.II Chair of AnesthesiologyUniversity of MilanoItaly

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