Multimodal Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Spinal Cord Surgery


Taskiran E., Brandmeier S., Ozek E., Saris R., Bolukbasi F., Elmaci I.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.27, no.3, pp.436-440, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.16414-15.1
  • Journal Name: TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-440
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

AIM: Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) monitors the functional integrity of critical neural structures by electrophysiological methods during surgery. Multimodality combines different neurophysiological methods to maximize diagnostic efficacy and provide a safety margin to improve the outcomes of spinal surgery. Our aim was to share our intraoperative monitoring experiences with patients who underwent surgery because of spinal cord pathologies between September 2013 and January 2015.