Patient chants Gayatri Mantra while docs perform brain tumour surgery

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Jaipur, Aug 11 (IANS) A video of a surgery is going viral where a patient is seen undergoing brain tumour surgery while chanting the Gayatri Mantra.

The tumour is being seen removed from the brain without making the patient fully unconscious, but administering only a local anaesthesia. The doctors were also seen interacting with the patient during the operation.

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During this operation which lasted for 4 hours, the patient was seen chanting the Gayatri Mantra.

Dr KK Bansal, senior neurosurgeon at a private hospital, told the media that 57-year-old Ridhamal Ram, a resident of Churu, used to have epileptic seizures repeatedly. Due to this, he also lost his voice for some time. An examination revealed a brain tumour in the speech area of the brain. The tumour was in such a position that the patient’s voice could be lost due to surgery. There was also a risk of being paralyzed. In such a situation, it was decided to keep the patient conscious while performing brain surgery.

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In this surgery, the doctor was seen talking to the patient for some time, would sometimes ask the patient to chant Ram-Ram and the patient was asked the name of a fruit.

The team of doctors took out the tumour with the help of CUSA (Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator) and microscope by making a two-inch incision in the head.

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