Endotracheal Tube Electrodes to Assess Vocal Cord Motor Function During Surgery in the Cerebellopontine Angle.

@article{Romagna2015EndotrachealTE,
  title={Endotracheal Tube Electrodes to Assess Vocal Cord Motor Function During Surgery in the Cerebellopontine Angle.},
  author={Alexander Romagna and Walter Rachinger and Christoph Schwartz and Jan-Hinnerk Mehrkens and Christian Betz and Josef Briegel and Oliver Schnell and J. -C. Tonn and Christian Schichor and Niklas Thon},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={471-8; discussion 478}
}
BACKGROUND The 10th cranial nerve (CN X) is at risk during surgery in the lower cerebellopontine angle (CPA). OBJECTIVE To evaluate endotracheal surface electrodes for assessment of CN X motor function during CPA surgery. METHODS Twenty patients were enrolled. Electrophysiological recordings were analyzed and retrospectively correlated with clinical… CONTINUE READING