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Neuromonitoring in the Pediatric Patient

  • Jonathan A. NortonEmail author
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Abstract

It is a truism that children are not just little adults. When a child comes for a surgical procedure, there are often additional pressures compared to an adult. For the neuromonitoring team involved in the care of a child, there are concerns and challenges related to the case that are pediatric-specific. In this chapter, the unique features of the pediatric patient and some surgical procedures that are pediatric-specific (or more common in the pediatric population) are considered. Although pediatrics is an important part of medicine and surgery, there are few textbooks on the neurophysiology of this population and even fewer on surgical neurophysiology.

Keywords

Pediatric Neuromonitoring TcMEP Nervous system development Scoliosis Tethered spinal cord 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal University Hospital, Department of NeurosurgerySaskatoonCanada

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