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Eye, Nose and Brain Surgery

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A NOTW Classic (October 2010): Doctors from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Washington announced in September 2010 that they could just as well handle certain brain surgeries by access not in the traditional way through the top of the skull, but by drilling holes in the nose and, more recently, the eye socket. Since classic brain surgery requires the top of the skull to be temporarily removed, the breakthroughs mean fewer complications. These innovations follow on the inroads in recent years in performing kidney-removal and gall-bladder surgery through, respectively, the vagina and the anus..

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