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Staying Awake During Brain Surgery

November 19, 2010 11:33 a.m.

Imagine having surgery to remove a tumor from your brain. Then imagine being awake during much of the procedure, so that surgeons can safely navigate around the area in your brain that controls speech.

San Diegan Krista McFadden just went through this surgery at UCSD's Thornton Hospital.

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