Doctors in India have conducted brain surgery on a patient while the patient strummed a guitar.
Abhishek Prasad, an IT worker-turned-musician in the southern city of Bengaluru, suffered from a disorder called musician's dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions.
In his case, three fingers on his left hand would cramp up when he played the guitar.
The techie-turned-musician was fully awake during his seven-hour-long brain surgery. He even played guitar to help surgeons detect problematic areas in his brain. Prasad said he was now cured and hoped to release his first music album next year.
"The doctor had told me, 'You need to get your guitar in the operation theater. I need continuous feedback from you about how are you feeling,'" Prasad said of his discussions with the neurosurgeon, Dr. Sharan Srinivasan.