J Clin Neurophysiol 2021 Nov 22. Epub 2021 Nov 22.
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; Beijing Key Laboratory of Brain Tumor, National Clinical Research Center for Neurological Diseases, Center of Brain Tumor, Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders, Beijing, China; and Department of Neuroelectrophysiology, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
Purpose: Evaluate the value of bilateral final/baseline threshold level changes of lower cranial nerve MEPs in postoperative swallowing function deterioration prediction.
Methods: Bilateral lower cranial nerve motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded in 51 patients who underwent treatment for skull base and brainstem tumors. Corkscrew-like electrodes were positione 2 cm below C3/C4 and Cz. Read More