10 amazing tweets from this week’s brain surgery on Twitter

A Houston hospital live tweeted a brain surgery on Wednesday, resulting in some incredible updates. 

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The healthcare facility isn’t the first to perform the social media feat, but it did grab headlines and Twitter impressions on Wednesday for the effort.

Surgeons removed a benign tumor from a 21-year-old. The tumor was discovered about a month ago after the patient experienced a seizure.

The Twittercast of the surgery started at 7:30 am CST. The first incision occurred around 9 am CST. Live tweeting took place for roughly four hours, according to Memorial Hermann.

Here are 10 tweets from the surgery thus far (STOP reading if you’re feeling squeamish):

patient being wheeled into the room… pinterest.com/pin/1572038432…

— Memorial Hermann(@houstonhospital) May 9, 2012

Some medications are given to calm the patient before going into the operating room. #MHbrain

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