Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring of Intraoperative Procedures
Cortical SEP have been extensively used to monitor operative procedures which put the spinal cord at risk of iatrogenic injury. SEP were highly sensitive to anterior spinal artery occlusion accompanying angiography and embolization, resulting in a reduced incidence of neurological complications. Other procedures in which SEP changes have influenced patient management include anterior cervical fusion, myelotomy and repair of thoracic aorta aneurysm.
KeywordsToxicity Depression Ischemia Stein Nism
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