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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;57(6):780-784.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.57.6.780   
Anesthetic experience performing intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials during scoliosis surgery in adolescent patients: report on 7 cases: Seven cases report.
Jeong Hyun Kim, Yoon Hee Kim, Jun Young Yang, Soo Chang Son
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. yhkim0404@cnu.ac.kr
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract
Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potential (MEP) is a modality for preventing spinal cord injury during spinal surgery. However, inhalation anesthetics and muscle relaxants depressing MEP responses, must be restricted for monitoring MEP. Therefore, anesthetic management needs careful attention for preventing recall and unintentional movements during surgery and special techniques for monitoring adequate MEP. We report here on 7 cases of successful intraoperative monitoring of MEP with total intravenous anesthesia using propofol and remifentanil for scoliosis surgery in adolescent patients.
Key Words: Motor evoked potentials; Propofol; Remifentanil; Scoliosis surgery; Total intravenous anesthesia
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