Awake patient reads aloud during brain surgery
Because the tumor was located in a very delicate area of the brain, his surgeon recommended a procedure called "awake craniotomy with mapping." It's much like standard brain surgery, with one critical difference: The patient is awake.
You know who first did "awake craniotomies"? Ancient Peruvians. In modern times: since the 1980s.
Nothing wrong with retelling cool stories - but CNN is reporting this like it's a new kind of power plant that runs on air.