This amazing footage shows a man undergoing brain surgery being kept awake by doctors who are carrying out delicate work.
The recording was taken during the 3 hour operation as surgeons worked on the man’s brain to remove a tumor.
He was encouraged to read from a tablet, narrate a poem and he even asked about that day’s share prices.
Because the tumor was close to the Broca area of brain a part of the organ linked to speech production, the doctors wanted him to stay awake and keep talking to ensure the surgical team did not damage the area.
Doctor said, “The patient did not feel uncomfortable during the surgery, did not feel any pain… he could talk with us, trade stocks.”
The operation was a success and the patient has since been discharged from hospital.
Earlier Brazilian bank worker Anthony Kulkamp 33 year old, who was kept conscious during the pioneering operation, entertained surgeons with songs from the Fab Four and Brazilian folk songs.
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