Surprised patient kept awake chanting for 3 hours during brain surgery

While undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor, a female patient in New Delhi (India) remained awake chanting for 3 hours.

An Indian patient chanted for 3 hours during surgery to remove a brain tumor. Photo: Sputnik
An Indian patient chanted for 3 hours during surgery to remove a brain tumor. Photo: Sputnik

According to Sputnik (Russia), a team of neurosurgeons led by Dr Deepak Gupta and anesthesiology team at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, on July 23 performed a "toxic" brain surgery. unique". While the doctors performed surgery on the brain tumor, the female patient remained awake and chanted the Hanuman Chalisa (Hindu prayer) for 3 hours.

In the video of the operation, Dr Gupta can be heard saying to the patient: "Now we will remove the tumor, let's chant the Hanuman Chalisa". The patient followed the doctor's instructions and weakly began to chant. (Watch Video below - Source: Twitter):

Dr Deepak Gupta, senior neurosurgeon, said the three-hour surgery was successful and the patient is recovering well.

"I operated on this 24-year-old girl. She has a brain tumor and often has seizures. The tumor is large and located in the left part of the brain. Before the surgery, I asked her if she had She was comfortable with the brain surgery without anesthesia. She agreed. Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa was her idea. The patient told me that she is a big follower of the god Hanuman. She kept chanting while I was doing the surgery," Dr. Gupta said.

Dr. Gupta also informed that the patient's condition was very good during the surgery. She did not need intubation or general anesthesia. After an hour, she returned to normal and was transferred to the general surgery department. The woman can also be discharged the next day.

Doctors say this surgery can be performed on patients with tumors in the vocal or motor areas. Removing the tumor while the patient is awake reduces the risk of complications.

Last year, a 9-year-old girl also underwent six-hour brain surgery while playing an instrument at a hospital in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

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