Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
The premier authority on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM) provides in a new edition a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on IOM techniques and their anatomical and physiological basis. Dr. Moller offers theoretical and practical guidance regarding electrophysiological recordings in the operating room, how to interpret the results, and how to present them to the surgeon. In addition, the author has added new material on the monitoring of the spinal motor system, of sensory systems, of peripheral nerves, and in skull base surgery. Included are methods for guiding the surgeon in operations, such as microvascular decompression, implantation of electrodes for deep brain stimulation, repair of peripheral nerves and for placement of electrodes for auditory prostheses.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 177.8 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 907.2g
- 01 Jan 2006
- Humana Press Inc.
- Totowa, NJ, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- 160 black & white illustrations
From the reviews of the second edition: "...a stimulating read and there should be a copy in every neurosurgical unit in the land." - Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England "The book succeeds in giving to the Clinical neurophysiologist and the Neurosurgeon, not only very precise and understandable physiological bases but also a valuable practical knowledge on how to deal with Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in the operating room. ! Illustrations by explicative drawings are considerably useful; the author must be acknowledged for them. ! All neurosurgeons should have this book not only in the library of their Institution but also in their own office as a weekly guide to be consulted before surgery." (Marc Sindou, Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 148, May, 2006)
Back cover copy
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM) has proven itself a versatile technique that reduces the risks of acquiring intraoperative neurological deficits, shortens operating time, and lowers the costs of medical care and rehabilitation. It can also reduce the risks of medical malpractice suits and serve as a research tool to better understand nervous system disorders and promote improved treatments. In Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring, Second Edition, the premier authority on the subject, Aage R. Moller, has extensively expanded and rewritten his highly regarded first edition to create a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on IOM techniques and their anatomical and physiological basis. In addition, the author has added new material on the monitoring of the spinal motor system, sensory systems, peripheral nerves, and in skull base surgery. Writing as a pioneer and leader in the field, Dr. Moller provides practical information about how to perform electrophysiological recordings in the operating room, interpret the results, and present them to the surgeon. Included are descriptions of methods for guiding the surgeon in such operations as microvascular decompression and the implantation of electrodes for deep brain stimulation and auditory prostheses. Methods for mapping of the cerebral cortex, the brainstem, and the spinal cord are also described, as well as practical procedures for monitoring cranial motor nerves. Practical aspects of IOM including requirements of equipment, reducing electrical and magnetic interference, and how to work with other teams in the operating room are discussed in detail. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring, Second Edition, is an authoritative survey of the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to reduce the risks that occur in surgical operations impacting the nervous system.
Table of contents
Section I: Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Basis of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Generation of Electrical Activity in the Nervous System and Muscles Practical Aspects of Recording Evoked Activity From Nerves, Fiber Tracts, and Nuclei References to Section I Section II: Sensory Systems Anatomy and Physiology of Sensory Systems Monitoring Auditory Evoked Potentials Monitoring of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Monitoring of Visual Evoked Potentials References to Section II Section III: Motor Systems Anatomy and Physiology of Motor Systems Practical Aspects of Monitoring Spinal Motor Systems Practical Aspects of Monitoring Cranial Motor Nerves References to Section III Section IV: Peripheral Nerves Anatomy and Physiology of Peripheral Nerves Practical Aspects of Monitoring Peripheral Nerves References to Section IV Section V: Intraoperative Recordings That Can Guide the Surgeon in the Operation Identification of Specific Neural Tissue Intraoperative Diagnosis and Guide in Operations References to Section V Section VI: Practical Aspects of Electrophysiological Recording in the Operating Room Anesthesia and Its Constraints in Monitoring Motor and Sensory Systems General Considerations About Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Equipment, Recording Techniques, Data Analysis, and Stimulation Evaluating the Benefits of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring References to Section VI Index