Monitoring of Brain Stem Function by Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP)
The application of microneurosurgical technique permits surgery in and around the brain stem, but the rate of mortality and morbidity of such operations is still high because of compression and/or ischemia of the brain stem following surgery. The continuous measurements of the Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP) open a new possibility for the neurosurgeon to monitor brain stem function during and after the operation, although the hypothesis of the brain stem generators of the BAEP by Jewett and Williston  and Buchwald and Huang  is increasingly disputed.
KeywordsBrain Stem Severe Disability Acoustic Neuroma Wave Versus Prolonged Latency
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