Intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring of cranial motor nerves in skull base surgery.

@article{Kawaguchi1995IntraoperativeEM,
  title={Intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring of cranial motor nerves in skull base surgery.},
  author={Masahiko Kawaguchi and Hiroyuki Ohnishi and Toshihisa Sakamoto and Kazuyoshi Shimizu and Hajime Touho and T Monobe and Jun Karasawa},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={177-81}
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring has been applied for the preservation of nerve function during skull base surgery. However, its usefulness is controversial because clinical results reported are limited. METHODS We evaluated the usefulness of intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring of the third to seventh cranial motor nerves in 15 patients undergoing skull base surgery. Intracranial bipolar electrical stimulation of each nerve was performed, and compound muscle action… CONTINUE READING