Intraoperative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring in spinal tumor surgery: sirens or indispensable tools?

@article{Scibilia2016IntraoperativeNM,
  title={Intraoperative neurophysiological mapping and monitoring in spinal tumor surgery: sirens or indispensable tools?},
  author={Antonino Scibilia and Carmen Terranova and Vincenzo Rizzo and Giovanni Raffa and Adolfo Morelli and Felice Esposito and Raffaella Mallamace and Gaetano Buda and Alfredo Conti and A. Quartarone and Antonino German{\`o}},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2016},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={E18}
}
Spinal tumor (ST) surgery carries the risk of new neurological deficits in the postoperative period. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and mapping (IONM) represents an effective method of identifying and monitoring in real time the functional integrity of both the spinal cord (SC) and the nerve roots (NRs). Despite consensus favoring the use of… CONTINUE READING