Musician plays flute during brain stimulation surgery

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Woman plays the flute while surgeons operate on her brain at Memorial Hermann. (KTRK)

A patient at a Texas hospital underwent surgery on her brain with her favorite musical instrument in hand: the flute.

Anna Henry was wide awake while doctors performed a deep brain stimulation procedure at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Henry suffers from a hereditary problem with tremors.

During surgery, she tested her ability to play the flute by giving surgeons a concert.

The procedure could help reduce her problem with tremors by 50 to 90 percent.

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