Brain tumour removal with the Patient awake..

Something my friend sent me.. which I found really interesting yet scary.

Cyla has a tumour deep within her brain… Dr. Sunit Das, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, favoured an awake craniotomy to remove Daniels’s tumour, a procedure that would involve waking her and asking her to perform a series of tests while he stimulated her exposed brain.

The goal: To cut a safe path through the vegetation and pluck out the weed – the tumour – all while preserving the species that make it possible for Daniels to speak, read, write and move.

Here is the link to her entire story, there are multiple videos on the page that show the procedure too – keep scrolling down on the page!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/video-saving-cyla-inside-the-operating-room-as-a-young-ontario-woman-undergoes-brain-surgery-while-awake/article20895176/?click=sf_globefb

Doctors are truly heroes!!!!! 🙂

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