Prevention, identification, and treatment of perioperative spinal cord injury.

@article{Ahn2008PreventionIA,
  title={Prevention, identification, and treatment of perioperative spinal cord injury.},
  author={Henry Ahn and Michael G. Fehlings},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={E15}
}
OBJECT In this report, the authors suggest evidence-based approaches to minimize the chance of perioperative spinal cord injury (POSCI) and optimize outcome in the event of a POSCI. METHODS A systematic review of the basic science and clinical literature is presented. RESULTS Authors of clinical studies have assessed intraoperative monitoring to minimize the chance of POSCI. Furthermore, preoperative factors and intraoperative issues that place patients at increased risk of POSCI have been… CONTINUE READING

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