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[Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring improves outcome in neurosurgery].

Authors
  • Sarnthein, J
  • Krayenbühl, N
  • Actor, B
  • Bozinov, O
  • Bernays, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Praxis
Publication Date
Jan 18, 2012
Volume
101
Issue
2
Pages
99–105
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1024/1661-8157/a000817
PMID: 22252591
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Mo-nitoring (IONM) identifies eloquent areas or nerves fibers during neurosurgical interventions and monitors their function. For several interventions IONM has become mandatory in neurosurgery. IONM increases patient safety during surgery as the risk of neurological deficits is reduced. Safer surgery reduces the time needed for the intervention and thereby reduces risk. IONM contributes to complete resection of tumors, which in turn prolongs patients' survival. Complicated surgical interventions associated with an elevated risk of neurological deficits have only become possible due to IONM. IONM comprises a variety of procedures that are selected for a particular intervention. With appropriate selection of the procedures IONM has been shown to improve neurological and functional outcome after neurosurgical interventions.

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