Simple technique for monitoring intraoperative spinal cord function

J. F. Hahn, R. Lesser, G. Klem, H. Lueders

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Interference with normal cord functioning is an important, although uncommon, complication of spinal surgery. Spinal evoked potentials have been advocated as a means of monitoring spinal cord transmission during operative procedures. We have developed a simple technique using electrodes inserted into the interspinal ligaments for monitoring purposes. This has produced stable and reproducible recordings with obvious clinical benefit in the first 50 cases in which it has been used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-695
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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