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Woman plays flute while having brain surgery

(Source: ABC News) (Source: ABC News)
(KAIT) -

They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned but he doesn't have anything on a musician who played while receiving surgery.

Anna Henry has been playing the flute for over 50 years. She's also dealt with a hereditary tremor for most of her life and it's affecting how she plays.

But the Mischer Neuroscience Institute in Houston, TX is trying to help her.

A deep brain stimulation procedure could reduce her tremors by 50-90 percent.

During the procedure, she was asked to do a number of tasks which included testing her ability to play the flute without tremors.

The institute tells ABC News the surgery was successful and Henry is recovering at her hotel.

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