The moment a woman was allowed to play the violin while surgeons perform a brain surgery on her was captured in a video.
The 53-year-old woman named Dogmar Turner was worried she may lose her music skills after the doctors perform the brain surgery to remove a tumour so she suggested they allow her to play the violin during the operation.
This she did to ensure the surgeons did not damage the part of her brain which controls the fine movement of her hands.
Dagmar Turner is a management consultant and a passionate violinist from the Isle of Wight, who had a tumour removed at King’s College Hospital.
A consultant neurosurgeon at the hospital, Professor Keyoumars Ashkan, came up with the plan to help reduce the risk.
The video which is going viral on social media, shows her picking up the instrument during the surgery and playing scales with her eyes shut.
“This was the first time I’ve had a patient play an instrument,” he said.
“We managed to remove over 90% of the tumour, including all the areas suspicious of aggressive activity, while retaining full function in her left hand.”