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Doctors perform rare surgery with patient remaining awake

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Dr Amitabha Chanda, neurosurgeon at a city-based private hospital, had the operation of 18-year-old student Moubani Karmakar, who had a tumour located on the motor area on the left side of the brain.

Dr Chanda said, "She would become paralytic on her right side if the operation was done in a conventional manner.

So I had to opt for a unique method where the surgery was done by neuro-navigation."

"Awake craniotomy is done rarely as all patients cannot be cooperative enough with the doctors and patient

First Published: Tue, June 19 2012. 21:05 IST