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  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Cancer Surgery
  •  Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Podiatric Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery

Abstract

Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2024;7(1):1521.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1521

Martin-Gruber Anastomosis Explains Bizarre Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Data: A Case Report

Shore S, Sabetta Z, Schneider L, Taylor Z, Chyatte D and George T

A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA Mosaic Medical Center, USA Seastnan Medical LLC, USA Neuromonitoring Associates, USA

*Correspondance to: Steiv Shore 

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Abstract:

Background and Importance: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) plays a pivotal role in surgeries involving the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. The monitoring of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs) and Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs) facilitates the assessment of sensory and motor pathways, respectively. Clinical Report: In this case study, the absence of Motor Evoked Potentials in the left Abductor Pollicis Brevis (APB) and left Abductor Hallucis (AHAL) can be attributed to the presence of Martin-Gruber anastomosis between the Ulnar nerve and Median nerve. While such anatomical variations are rare, they can elucidate seemingly unrelated loss of neuromonitoring signals. Conclusion: Being mindful of such exceptions is crucial for neurologists, surgeons, and neuromonitoring technicians, as it provides valuable insights into the interpretation of signals and aids in the explanation of potentially perilous signal losses during surgical procedures.

Keywords:

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM); Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs); Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs); Martin-Gruber anastomosis

Cite the Article:

Shore S, Sabetta Z, Schneider L, Taylor Z, Chyatte D, George T. Martin- Gruber Anastomosis Explains Bizarre Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Data: A Case Report. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2024; 7: 1521..

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