Table of Contents

Basis of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Generation of electrical activity in the nervous system and muscles.
Practical aspects of recording evoked activity from nerves, fiber tracts and nuclei.
Anatomy and physiology of sensory systems.
Monitoring somatosensory evoked potentials.
Monitoring auditory evoked potentials.
Monitoring visual evoked potentials.
Anatomy and physiology of motor systems.
Practical aspects of monitoring spinal motor systems.
Practical aspects of monitoring cranial motor nerves.
Anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerves.
Practical aspects of monitoring peripheral nerves.
Identification of specific neural tissue.
Intraoperative diagnosis and guidance in an operation.
Anesthesia and its constraints in monitoring motor and sensory systems.
General considerations about intraoperative neurophysiology and monitoring.
Equipment, recording techniques, and data analysis and stimulation.
Evaluating the benefits of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. The third edition of this classic text again provides practical, comprehensive coverage of the anatomical and physiological basis for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. Written by a leading authority in the field, Dr. Aage Moller has updated this important title to again offer all the leading-edge knowledge needed to perform electrophysiological recordings in the operating room, to interpret the results, and to present the results to the surgeon. The field known as 'intraoperative monitoring' has expanded rapidly to cover other uses of neurophysiology and electrophysiologic recordin.