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Magnetic Surgery -- Radically New Type Of Medical Procedure Tested On First Patient

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December 23, 1998
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Neurosurgeons have performed the first human magnetic surgery. "This is a fundamentally new way of manipulating surgical tools within the brain that promises to be minimally invasive," says Ralph Dacey, M.D. "And it should be a safer way of doing brain surgery because it allows us to use a curved pathway to reach a target. Therefore we can go around sensitive structures, such as those that control speech or vision, instead of going through them."

St. Louis, Dec. 21, 1998 -- Neurosurgeons have performed the first human magnetic surgery.


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