Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

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TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.22, no.2, pp.51-54, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.59913
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-54
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The principal aim of "intraoperative neuromonitoring" (IN) is to prevent potential neurologic deficits that may be caused by the surgical process, which is very appropriate to the principal rule of medicine "primum non nocere." Monitoring neurologic structures, in addition to reducing the neurologic deficits, also provides very valuable knowledge about anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system. IN is almost a routine technique during surgeries concerned with central and/or peripheral neurologic structures. The monitoring technique used varies depending on the involved neurologic structure and the aim of the surgical intervention. Because of this, the staff that run the monitoring must be well trained and experienced. As it similar in the other countries, there are serious controversies in IN in our country in terms of training, price, and legal aspects. Before the problems become bigger and hard to solve, all sides of neuromonitoring must be together to regulate all aspects of the issue.