1 - The value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in neurosurgery operations
Ahmet Murat Müslüman, Burak Özdemir, Kadir Altaş, Muyassar Mirkhasilova, Songül Meltem Can, Mustafa Kılıç, Adem Yılmaz
Any manipulation or resection procedures during surgery of neural system or its surrounding structures carries a high risk of causing damage to the neural tissue. Existing intraoperative imaging tools provide only information about anatomic situation. Because of this insufficiency, both physicians and patients are displeased with additional neural deficits. Using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) that evaluate neurological function simultaneously is very important. It is also used in other surgical operations. In our article, we report importance and advantages of IONM in neurosurgical operations.
Keywords: Sensory pathways, motor pathways, neurophysiology, noromonitoring, evoked potentials
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