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Surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham have managed to remove a tumour through a patient's nose using a 3D high definition endoscope.
It is the first time the technology has been used in Europe.
Shahzada Ahmed, a consultant from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, told ITV News Central how the technology works.
A tumour has successfully been removed through a patient's nose using a 3D endoscope - that's a camera which projects the image it is recording onto a screen for the surgeons to monitor.
Consultant ENT & skull base surgeon, Mr Shahzada Ahmed, who led the surgical team, said:
Warning: this video shows a surgical operation taking place
This video shows surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham removing a tumour through a patient's nose using a 3D endoscope for the first time in Europe.
During the operation surgeons and theatre staff all wore special 3D glasses so they could follow the procedure on screen.
The surgery was carried out on a patient with a rare condition called Acromegaly, where the pituitary gland near the brain produces too much growth hormone.
Without the surgery she would have had to live with symptoms like headaches, joint pains, sweating and snoring, or have radiotherapy.