Doctors tweet from the operating room

February 16, 2009 10:32:15 PM PST
A team of surgeons in Detroit has found another use for Twitter.

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Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital recently performed a relatively new surgery, in which they removed a tumor from a patient's kidney without removing the kidney itself.

The technique is so novel; surgeons used the social networking Web site Twitter to give up-to-the-second updates. There was a doctor in the operating room just to send out the brief Twitter updates.

The goal was to help other doctors get a better understanding of the technique.

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