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Hospital photos of brain surgery

A Houston-based hospital live tweets photos of brain surgery to explain to an audience each step involved.

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1 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Prepping the patient

The patient is wheeled down the hall.
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2 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Marking the surgical site

Dr. Kim marks the surgical site with a sterile marker.
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3 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Holding the scalp flap

This Greenberg Retractor will hold the scalp flap.
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4 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Keeping the bone flap sterile

Dr. Kim hands the bone flap to a nurse to keep it sterile during surgery.
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5 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

First glimpse

Surgeons have the first glimpse of the brain.
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6 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Vein of lebbe

These 2 veins are part of the vein of lebbe on the brain's surface.
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7 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Watching on the screen

Dr. Kim can see where he is on the computer screen in relation to the MRI.
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8 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Locating the tumor

This is the team's first glimpse of the tumor.
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9 of 9 Memorial Hermann Hospital

Closing the incision

The surgeons close the incision.

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