LEVICS ultrasonic aspiration merged with IONM
Clinical outcome maximized. Safety optimized.
Tumors located close to the corticospinal tract are very challenging to resect. While the maximum extent of tumor shall be removed, functional structures need to be kept intact. To address this challenge with a maximized clinical outcome, two technologies were combined:
"The use of the LEVICS instrument as stimulation-ultrasonic aspiration device allows an accurate and continuous motor mapping for safer resection near the corticospinal tract while intraoperative ergonomics are facilitated."
Prof. Dr. Karl Schaller, Head of Division Neurosurgery, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève, Switzerland
- higher accuracy of mapping -
the tissue is stimulated right at the place of resection*
- safer resection process -
continuous acoustic feedback is given regarding the distance of the corticospinal tract*
- simplified intraoperative ergonomics -
stimulation and resection is performed with only one device*
* These benefits are associated with dynamic continuous mapping by inomed as stated in the information material:
Dynamic mapping of the corticospinal tract: instrument choice, D030166 EN
Higher accuracy and safer resection
The combination of LEVICS with IONM allows the surgen to stimulate right at the place of resection. A permanent acoustic feedback informs the surgeon about the distance to the corticospinal tract. This improves the accuracy of mapping and safety during tumor resection.
Simplified intraoperative ergonomics
By simply attaching the inomed stimulation clip to the LEVICS instrument, LEVICS turns simultaneously into a stimulation and resection device.