Man has Creme Egg-sized brain tumour removed while wide awake

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Matt Carpenter, who had a brain tumour the size of a Cadbury’s Creme Egg, had to be kept awake throughout his surgery to remove it (Picture: Hull Daily Mail /MEN)

A man who had a brain tumour the size of a Cadbury’s Creme Egg was kept awake while surgeons removed it from his head.

Matt Carpenter, 28, was told about the tumour in January after suffering a seizure, with doctors telling him it had been growing for ‘quite some time’.

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‘It was around the size of a Creme Egg. It was around 4mm wide,’ Matt said.

But when it came to his surgery to remove the growth on his brain, Matt was told he would have to be kept awake during the procedure.

Matt Carpenter, 28, is now training to complete a 10K run and Tough Mudder despite his recent surgery (Picture: Hull Daily Mail/MEN)

Because of the position of the tumour, doctors wanted to keep him concious to make sure they were not damaging his speech or movement.

Matt said: ‘The part of my brain that the tumour was on controls the movement of the left side of my body so after the operation, I couldn’t really move that side.

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