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Title:

Left iliac artery injury during anterior lumbar spine surgery diagnosed by motor evoked potential monitoring

Author(s):

Nair, M.N., Ramakrishna, R., Slimp, J.C., Kinney, G.A., & Chesnut, R.M

Year:

2010

Publication Info:

European Spine Journal, Suppl2:S203-205

Abstract:

Serious vascular injury is a rare, but potentially devastating complication during anterior lumbar spinal surgery. The authors describe the first reported case where vascular injury was detected by multimodality neurophysiological monitoring during an L3-S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The case demonstrates the need for multi-modality monitoring and the combined use of somatosensory-evoked potentials and motor-evoked potentials.

Link to Article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20401621


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