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As NIMHANS Surgeons Split His Skull in Operation Theater, Boy Hums Favorite Tune

by Kathy Jones on  October 7, 2013 at 8:21 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
A 16-year old boy who was undergoing a brain surgery hummed his favorite tune on the hospital bed even as the doctors split open his skull for the surgery.

Arvind Mohan Kumar had been admitted to the NIMHANS hospital to undergo a surgery for treating his epilepsy.
 As NIMHANS Surgeons Split His Skull in Operation Theater, Boy Hums Favorite Tune
As NIMHANS Surgeons Split His Skull in Operation Theater, Boy Hums Favorite Tune
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Even as the doctors drilled through his skull in order to treat his epilepsy but without affecting his exceptional musical cognition, he was awake and humming a tune as the doctors had made use of only a local anesthesia.

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The doctors performed the unusual surgery, which lasted for six hours, where in they made the patient listen to music and sing with the tune in order to make sure that they removed just the point that was causing the seizures and keep the part responsible for musical perception intact.



Source: Medindia
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