Monitoring therapeutic efficacy of decompressive craniotomy in space occupying cerebellar infarcts using brain-stem auditory evoked potentials.

@article{Krieger1993MonitoringTE,
  title={Monitoring therapeutic efficacy of decompressive craniotomy in space occupying cerebellar infarcts using brain-stem auditory evoked potentials.},
  author={Donald Krieger and Harold P. Adams and K. Rieke and Werner Hacke},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={261-70}
}
Brain-stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) have been used to gauge effects of brain-stem dysfunction in humans and animal models. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of BAEP in monitoring patients undergoing decompressive surgery of the posterior fossa for space occupying cerebellar infarcts. We report on serial BAEP recordings in 11 comatose patients with space occupying cerebellar infarcts undergoing decompressive craniotomy. BAEP studies were performed within 12 h… CONTINUE READING