The value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for microsurgical removal of conus medullaris lipomas: a 12-year retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Suess2014TheVO,
  title={The value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for microsurgical removal of conus medullaris lipomas: a 12-year retrospective cohort study},
  author={Olaf Suess and Sven Mularski and M Czabanka and Mario {\vC}abraja and Stefanie Hammersen and Theodoros Kombos},
  booktitle={Patient Safety in Surgery},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundLipomas in the lower spinal canal can lead to progressive neurological deficits, so they may have to be surgically removed. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring serves to minimize the morbidity of the surgical procedure. However, so far there are no evidence-based recommendations which type of monitoring procedure or combination of procedures to choose.MethodsThe aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and value of various intraoperative monitoring techniques: motor… CONTINUE READING
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