Dynamic continuous subcortical mapping is a new method that simplifies safe tumor resection in the brain. Especially for the new mapping technique, inomed developed the Mapping Suction Probe in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Raabe (Inselspital Bern). The combination of a surgical suction tube and a stimulation probe allows suction during tumor resection and also enables the simultaneous continuous dynamic mapping of the corticospinal tract.
The ability to resect a tumor down to low motor thresholds (3-5 mA) is a significant refinement of the classic subcortical mapping of the corticospinal tract:
The method is based on a resection, where no MEP >> will be triggered. The method allows a safe tumor resection with better protection of the corticospinal tract and helps to prevent a postoperative permanent paresis.