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Brain surgery. Neurosurgeon performing microsurgery on the brain of a patient. He is using a microscope (centre) to magnify his view of the operating area. Brain microsurgery is performed for precision operations including removal of tumours, repairing damage caused by a stroke and also for taking biopsy samples. The microscope allows a greater degree of accuracy in what is often a delicate operation.
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