The mapping suction probe is considered a real all-rounder: it can be used in a wide range of applications: in neurosurgery, ENT, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery. Find out more about its many areas of application. >>
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.
The Mapping Suction Probe by Raabe wins the German Industry Award “Industriepreis Medizintechnik 2016” in the Medical Technology category.