What is neuromonitoring?

What is neuromonitoring?

Neuromonitoring system is used to minimize the risks in brain and spine surgeries.

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Even the smallest mistake made in the operations performed on the brain and spine can cause paralysis. Neuromonitoring technology is one of the high technologies used in such surgeries.

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What is neuromonitoring?

Neuromonitoring system is used to minimize the risks in brain and spine surgeries. With the intraoperative neuromonitoring method, the surgeon is warned by the detection of the damage that may occur in the nerves during surgery.


In Which Diseases Is Neuromonitoring Used?

The neuromonitoring system can be used mostly in the operations of the brain, nerve and spinal cord surgery department, and in some operations of the ear, nose and throat diseases and general surgery department.


Brain tumors

Stimulation of Spinal Screws

Trigeminus Neuralgia

Cerebrovascular diseases such as AVM (Arteriovenous malformation), Hemifacial Spasm

Spinal cord tumors and spinal diseases

Scoliosis surgeries

In some surgeries of ear and nose diseases such as laryngeal cancer, salivary gland cancer surgeries

Neuromonitoring can be used in thyroid surgeries.


Tumors located in sensitive areas of the brain or removal of spinal cord tumors always pose a risk of stroke. After brain tumor surgery, patients may experience problems in functions such as motor function, such as nutrition, walking, and speech. In such risky surgeries, the neuromonitoring system warns the surgeon during surgery, making the operations much safer. Complications experienced after surgery are minimized.


One of the most vital problems in sensitive spine surgeries such as scoliosis and removal of spinal cord tumors is the risk of paralysis during the operation. The effects of the intervention performed in previous operations on the spinal cord could not be understood, before. The patients were awakened towards the end of the surgery and the effects of the intervention on the spinal cord were controlled. This procedure was not only troublesome for the patient, but it would be too late for a second intervention. By using the neuromonitoring device that constantly shows the condition of the nerves in these operations, the possible nerve injuries are prevented.


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How to Prepare the Patient for Neuromonitoring Application?

Electrodes are placed on the face, arms and legs of the patient who is brought to the operating room and put to sleep. The signals received from these electrodes during the operation are followed by the surgeon.


When there is a decrease in the signal received from the muscles, the neuromonitoring device informs the surgeon that it is in the sensitive area.


In surgeries using neuromonitoring, the system must be in coordination with anesthesia. It is important that the anesthesia that paralyzes the muscles is not too deep in such surgeries. The return of the electricity given to the muscles is important in terms of the signals to be received from the neuromonitoring device.

Prepared by Memorial Medical Editorial Board.

6 October 2023

11 May 2021

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