Over the last 18 years, there have been many advances in the field of intraoperative monitoring. This new edition of Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery
: A Modern Approach provides updates on the original techniques, as well as other more recent methodologies that may either prove beneficial or are commonly used in neuromonitoring. The purpose of this book is to describe the integration of neuromonitoring with surgical procedures. Each methodology is discussed in detail as well as chapters describing how those methodologies are applied to multiple surgical procedures and the evidence used to support those uses.
The second edition features a surgical procedure section, which focuses on specific surgical procedures and the type of monitoring used during these procedures. The original chapters have been updated, expanded, and the structure modified to ensure the book is beneficial to both physiologists and surgeons. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons.
Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery
PART I: Introduction to Intraoperative Neurophysiology a. Historical perspective
PART II: Intraoperative Neurophysiology: Neurophysiological perspective a. Neurophysiology of the motor system: basics and IOM techniques b. Neurophysiology of the somatosensory system: basics and IOM techniques c. Neurophysiology of the auditory system: basics and IOM techniques d. Neurophysiology of the visual system: basics and IOM techniques e. Neurophysiology of language and other cognitive systems f. Neurophysiology of critical brainstem and spine reflexes
PART III: Safety and Anesthesia in Intraoperative Neurophysiology a. Safety b. Principles of Anesthesia
PART IV: Intraoperative Neurophysiology: Surgical perspective a. Supratentorial surgery b. Infratentorial surgery c. Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery d. Surgery of the Peripheral Nervous System e. Vascular Neurosurgery f. Functional Neurosurgery
Part V: Conclusions on current challenges of neuromonitoring a. Analysis of Costs and Benefits b. Evidence Based Medicine and Intraoperative Neurophysiology c. Current trends and threats