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Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for the Spine

  • Dhritiman Chakrabarti
  • Deepti Srinivas
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Abstract

Intraoperative neuromonitoring is an essential modality for ensuring safety of neurosurgical procedures of the spinal cord. Many techniques have come into regular clinical use within the last decade, and their utility recognized as guideline recommendations. This chapter will provide a broad overview of the common electrophysiological monitoring methods of the spinal cord including somatosensory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials, spontaneous electromyography, and pedicle screw monitoring.

Keywords

Neuromonitoring Evoked potentials Somatosensory Motor Spontaneous electromyography Pedicle screw 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhritiman Chakrabarti
    • 1
  • Deepti Srinivas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Neurocritical CareNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro SciencesBangaloreIndia

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