Intraoperative neurophysiology of the corticospinal tract
Interventions that directly or indirectly put the spinal cord at risk are considered as particularly challenging for the neurosurgeon, the interventional neuroradiologist, the orthopedic surgeon, the vascular surgeon and the clinical neurophysiologist. In this context the objective of intraoperative neurophysiology is threefold: first, to prevent injury to the spinal cord, second, to document time and nature of injury any, and third, to “guide” the surgeon during the procedure according to continuously updated neurophysiologic data.
KeywordsTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation Motor Cortex Anterior Tibial Muscle Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Human Motor Cortex
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