Chapter

Peripheral Nervous System Monitoring

C. Michel Harper

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0045

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Peripheral Nervous System Monitoring

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Electrophysiological monitoring of the peripheral nervous system provides useful information that supplements and complements preoperative assessment. Monitoring improves localization and understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of peripheral nerve lesions leading to more rational treatment decisions and potentially improved outcomes. Monitoring is accomplished by adaptation of routine electrodiagnostic techniques (i.e., nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, and electromyography) with special attention to technical factors including electrical and movement artifact. These techniques have been successfully applied during surgery for entrapment neuropathies, traumatic nerve injury and repair, and during procedures that risk peripheral nerve injury.

Chapter.  4127 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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