Intraoperative neuromonitoring plays a major role in the localization and functional monitoring of nerves. This aids in the preservation of nerve function during surgical intervention. Especially in ENT surgery with interventions on the carotid artery, neuromonitoring is of enormous importance. The gentle operation method used in neuromonitoring minimizes the associated risk.
ENT surgery in particular, demands a fine and cautious approach by the surgeon to produce the best functional and cosmetic results. To avoid damaging the nerve branches inside the parotid gland and its surrounding structures, the C2 NerveMonitor in ENT surgery offers intuitive channel identification through individual acoustic signals. The spontaneous activities of the nerves and muscle contractions of the nerve branches are represented acoustically and visually by specific localization.
The inomed neuromonitoring products support the surgeon in tympanoplasty, the placement of a cochlear implant, and when operating near bony structures in mastoidectomy; Therefore inomed neuromonitoring products reduce the risks of nerve injury.
Manually guided stimulation probes locate the nerve branches for monitoring functionality during surgical intervention. Bipolar probes offer high selectivity, optimal for identifying nerve branches, while monopolar probes have a broader scope of action for localizing nerve structures. The electrophysiological signals are recorded by placing electrodes in the relevant indicator muscle. Nerve irritations can cause spontaneous activity in the target muscles, which is indicated visually and acoustically. The activities are stored automatically for documentation and can be commented upon during the operation. The HL7-Ready interface offers automatic synchronization of patient data with the hospital network.
The C2 NerveMonitor allows a clear acoustic identification of the different channels based on the sound output. The channel with the highest EMG amplitude will be audible.