A hospital in India has released stunning video that shows a patient playing guitar while undergoing brain surgery. 32-year-old techie-turned-musician […]
A hospital in India has released stunning video that shows a patient playing guitar while undergoing brain surgery.
32-year-old techie-turned-musician played the instrument on the operation table even as surgeons ‘burned’ his brain to correct a neurological disorder.
It is said that the 7-hour surgery was performed to cure him from a condition called musician’s dystonia.
Doctors asked him to bring a guitar into the operation theatre and have him play in order to get immediate feedback on whether the procedure was having any effect on the cramping in his hands caused by the dystonia.
“This is a surgery where the part of the brain triggering abnormal tremors is destroyed by burning. Before the surgery, a special frame was fixed to his head with four screws going deep into the skull following which an MRI was conducted,” the TOI report quoted Dr Sharan Srinivasan, a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon at Jain Institute of Movement Disorders and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, as saying.
He says he can remember every detail of the operation and added that he didn’t feel any pain during the surgery.