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Study asks neurosurgeons: How old is too old to perform brain surgery?

19:00 EST 14 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Mayo Clinic) People sometimes joke that easy tasks are'not brain surgery.' But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? In a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and older.

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