Tailored dura opening in eloquent areas – is epidural monopolar stimulation an useful tool?

Andrea Szelényi, Lina Nagel, Marion Rapp, Maria Smuga, Hans-Jakob Steiger & Michael Sabel
Objective: Direct cortical stimulation (DCS) is considered gold standard for intraoperative mapping of motor cortex. Precise intraoperative identification of eloquent areas by transdural monopolar stimulation before dura opening might be advantageous to prevent unnecessary exposure of cortical areas.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]