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Doctors Let Woman Play Violin While Removing Her Brain Tumor

brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells or mass in your brain. Any growth inside our brain can cause a big problem because it can be malignant.  

The doctors in King’s College Hospital in London insisted the woman play her violin while she is under operation for the removal of her Brain tumor.

A violinist named Dagmar Turner played her violin while the surgeons are removing her brain tumor. She was not showing off her talent. The surgeons asked her if she could play the instrument to make sure her musical abilities won’t be affected during the surgery. Dagman’s tumor is located in her right frontal lobe.


 The tumor was located very close to her brain that is responsible for the movements of her left hand. She said in the news that, “violin is my passion. I’ve been playing since I was 10 years old… the thought of losing my ability to play was heart-breaking.”

Based on the report the name of the neurosurgeon is Dr. Keyoumars Ashkan. He was the one who came up with the solution. He said,  “We perform around 400 resections (tumor removals) each year, which often involves rousing patients to carry out language tests, but this was the first time I’ve had a patient play an instrument,” 

But before the operation, the doctor spent 2 hours of mapping with the violinist’s brain to learn the active areas when she played the instrument.

According to the report, the surgeons successfully removed 90% of the tumor without damaging her motor skills. And she already went home after 3 days of the operation.

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