Invasive Somatosensory-Evoked Potential Monitoring

  • Dudley S. Dinner
  • M. D. Hans Luders
  • Ronald P. Lesser
  • Harold H. MorrisIII
  • Gene Barnett
  • George Klem
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Part of the Neurotrauma book series (NT)

Abstract

Somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) have been used for monitoring spinal cord integrity during surgery for more than a decade. Early detection of significant changes in the SEPs may indicate early and reversible spinal cord dysfunction, thus permitting appropriate measures to be taken to prevent irreversible spinal cord damage. Intraoperative spinal cord damage usually results form ischemia, mechanical effects of compression or distraction, or both.

Keywords

Ischemia Trench Nash Astrocytoma Cond 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dudley S. Dinner
    • 1
  • M. D. Hans Luders
    • 1
  • Ronald P. Lesser
    • 1
  • Harold H. MorrisIII
    • 1
  • Gene Barnett
    • 1
  • George Klem
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Section of Epilepsy and Clinical NeurophysiologyClevelandUSA

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