I had given up on this group a while ago, because I thought
the signal to AOL ratio had become too low. I decided to give
it another try recently, and posted a question.
Well, I sure got a lot of mail in response to that question. I asked
how people did their resection of dura after a craniotomy, and I
got a little more than 15 answers (most of them by private
e-mail). Two people suggested I buy a dura hook (from Roboz),
one said his durae are usually broken after craniotomy, and
the rest of messages all basically suggested the same technique:
take a 30G disposable needle. They have a nice cutting edge; move
the point almost parallel to the surface, and it will catch the dura
and cut a slit. About half of the responses also suggested that I
first bend the tip of the needle away from the bevel, so as to
create a sort of a hook.
Anyway, it seems that everyone but me knew of this technique. I am
glad I asked, and I thank everyone for their help!
didier at src.umd.edu