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Renowned surgeon Dr. Dong Kim pulls back the curtain on brain surgery with a live Twittercast May 9, 2012. Along with his surgical team, Dr. Kim will help to…
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Anatomy And Physiology
Seniors in Mrs. Irene Ornovitz's Anatomy and Physiology class put their knowledge of the human brain to the test, asking doctors questions about how the structures could be damaged, complications, the reason for surgery and more.
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Dr. Kim says the best part of this surgery is when the patient wakes up afterwards and is doing well.
Patient is awake and wheeled out of operating room
perforator drill bit used during this surgery
The incision was closed at 12:08 CST
Dr. Kim dissecting tumor away from from the artery so he can remove it without injury.
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Small plates and screws are used to reattach bone flap and bone grows back in between.
Bone flap has been replaced
Gelfoam is placed between the dura and bone. This helps with hemostasis and forms a cushion.
Removal of a Brain Tumor
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Another look at the brain tumor
First glimpse of the tumor
blood around the #tumor
Dura before opening
Dr. Kim is touching the navigation probe on the brain.
Dr. Kim can see where he is on computer screen in relation to the MRI, this shows he is directly over the tumor
These 2 veins are part of the vein of lebbe, an important vein on the brain surface.
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The dura is opened, this is the first glimpse of the brain #MHBrain