Playing the violin comes easy to Dagmar Turner and she can play it with her eyes closed literally. That’s exactly what happened when the 53-year-old violinist underwent surgery for a brain tumor.
the doctors operated on her as she played the violin to ensure that crucial hand movement and coordination skills were not damaged by them.
According to a press release, there was a tumor which was removed from Ms Turner’s right frontal lobe, near an area that controls the fine movement in her left hand. Surgeons were working closely to the parts of the brain that controls significant functions like speech or routinely movement in order to identify areas that were active when she played the instrument.
Professor Keyoumars Ashkan, consultant neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, holds a degree in music and is an accomplished pianist. He came up with this customized plan to preserve Ms Turner’s musical skills. Three days after the operation was successful, she was allowed to go back home with her violin skills apparently intact.