Wow Some Nerve


I’m wondering how many people when reading the Wow, Some Nerve thought this was going to be a rant about something!  It is in some ways, but it’s a good rant, as the video shows what a break through in neuro science by helping neuro surgeons locate nerves during spinal surgery.

In November my granddaughter had major spinal surgery to remove a large tumor that was entangled in her spinal column that started in her chest cavity.  Since there was a possibility of major nerve damage, the neuro surgeon used Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring to be able to know what nerves would be affected during surgery.   After her surgery, I wrote an article about this type of monitoring they used on Alexandra and how it works by hooking the patient up to monitors.



Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring was very interesting to research and I’m so glad it was available for my granddaughter during her surgery. Because of this, my granddaughter had no major nerve damage.

While on You Tube, I found a great video explaining the monitoring and how great it is to be able to know exactly what nerve may be damaged during surgery.  In this video by John Chui, he goes in depth on this monitoring.


With all the new scientific, medical breakthroughs like this, the neuro surgeons will be able to follow the nerves during surgery, therefore having less nerve damage for the patient.



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8 Discussion to this post

  1. amazing what they can do now isn’t it

  2. Katherine Leighty says:

    Oh I am so glad no major nerves were affected!

  3. Tracy says:

    I’m so glad your grand-daughter’s surgery was successful. It must have been a harrowing experience to go through. I wish you and your family the best!

  4. Martha says:

    Yes it is Brenda! With knowing my granddaughter was monitored this way during her neuro surgery, it put me a bit more at ease. So much helpful technology we don’t even hear about until it’s needed.

  5. Martha says:

    Her surgery was very “nerve” wracking to us Katherine but I can’t image working in such micro nerves without this monitoring. She has some nerve damage to her eye lid, but hopefully in time, the nerve will regenerate. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Martha says:

    It was a long agonizing 12 hours for us Tracy. The waiting and not know is the worse. Her surgeons and entire team were wonderful and even her days in CV-ICU, every one was so caring and showed concern. She has a bit of recovery still, but Alex is a determined young lady. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Glad this is helping her (and you)…

  8. Martha says:

    Thanks Priscilla, it was a big relief for hubby and I to know that there was such a way to monitor the nerves. I still can’t get over how a neuro surgeon can entangle such tiny “strings” of nerves. Her surgeon is tops in our book!

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