We have heard that music has the power to heal but saw this for the first time. A British woman who was admitted to the hospital for her brain tumour removal surgery plays the violin incredibly. She is seen lying on the operation table but does not give up on music.
53-year old Dagmar Turner is work as a management consultant and belongs to the Isle of Wight.
The woman had a tumour at the right frontal lobe of her brain that controlled her movements of the left hand. The surgeons made the decision to remove the tumour so that her 40-year-old passion for violin could be preserved.
In the video, you will see how the surgeons are operating her tumour while she passionately plays her violin taking strength from music. Professor Keyoumars Ashkan who is the Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital came up with this incredible plan. The idea was to save the woman’ passion that brain tumour could have destroyed.
Watch The Woman Play Violin here:
This is the moment Dagmar Turner played the violin whilst undergoing brain surgery! 😱Dagmar is from the Isle of Wight but the surgery was carried out in London. Read the story at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/isle-of-wight-woman-plays-violin-while-surgeons-remove-brain-tumour/. 🎥 Video: King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Posted by Island Echo on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
After the surgery went ended successfully Ashkan said:”
This was the first time I’ve had a patient play an instrument. We managed to remove over 90 per cent of the tumour, including all the areas suspicious of aggressive activity while retaining full function in her left hand.
Turner was very happy after her surgery and thanked the doctors for saving her ability to play the violin.
The violin is my passion; I’ve been playing since I was 10 years old. The thought of losing my ability to play was heartbreaking.