Electrophysiological monitoring during lipomyelomeningocele resection

Lawrence H. Phillips, T. S. Park

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Surgical resection of a lipomyelomeningocele carries a risk of injury to nerve roots in the cauda equina. We have devised a technique for combined spinal evoked potential and peripheral nerve compound action potential recording for intraoperative monitoring of this surgical procedure. We report the results of six cases where this technique was used. In each case, the monitoring prevented resection of viable neural tissue, and all six patients were neurologically unchanged postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990


  • evoked potentials
  • intraoperative
  • lipomyelomeningocele
  • monitoring


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