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About Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring:
Since the 1970s, somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have been used to monitor spinal cord function by stimulating a nerve distal to the surgery and recording responses from the cerebral cortex or other locations rostral to the surgery. If there are no significant changes in responses over the course of the procedure, the assumption is that the spinal cord has not been injured. If there is a significant change, corrective measures can be taken. More recently, transcranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEP) have also been used for spinal cord monitoring. Similar to SSEPs in concept, the TcMEP modality works in the opposite direction. That is, the motor cortex is stimulated and recordings are made from muscles in the limbs, or from spinal cord caudal to the surgery. This allows direct monitoring of motor tracts in the spinal cord.