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Motor-evoked potentials (MEP) during brainstem surgery to preserve corticospinal function


Sarnthein, J; Bozinov, O; Melone, A G; Betalanffy, H (2011). Motor-evoked potentials (MEP) during brainstem surgery to preserve corticospinal function. Acta Neurochirurgica, 153(9):1753-1759.

Abstract

Brainstem surgery bears a risk of damage to the corticospinal tract (CST). Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) are used intraoperatively to monitor CST function in order to detect CST damage at a reversible stage and thus impede permanent neurological deficits. While the method of MEP is generally accepted, warning criteria in the context of brainstem surgery still have to be agreed on.

Abstract

Brainstem surgery bears a risk of damage to the corticospinal tract (CST). Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) are used intraoperatively to monitor CST function in order to detect CST damage at a reversible stage and thus impede permanent neurological deficits. While the method of MEP is generally accepted, warning criteria in the context of brainstem surgery still have to be agreed on.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:September 2011
Deposited On:28 Dec 2011 14:10
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 17:58
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0001-6268
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-011-1065-7
PubMed ID:21660421

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