The term "Science is Discovery" is about to be redefined as Italian Neurosurgeon,Sergio Canavero, prepares to carry out the world's first "HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANT"!!!! When I first came across this information, I wondered if Medical scientists were going bananas but the Surgeon in question seems to be very sure of himself and his skill as, a Russian man named Valery Spiridonov, is reported to have agreed to be a donor for this procedure. As a result of being physically challenged in addition to a quest to support the furtherance of Medical Science, Valery wants his head to be cut off and transplanted unto another body. A human head transplant will actually involve joining of a donor head(nerve supply/spinal cord,blood vessels and other tissues) to a recipient body and Dr Canavero says the procedure will require 150 medical staff for 36 hours. As to the potential for success, the Neurosurgeon believes that the chance for survival is 90%. Though he claims to have been planning for over 30 years, literature does not show convincing results with animal studies. If this operation is a success, then 2017 will be a ground breaking year in the world of medicine as a whole. For now,all of this still sounds like sci.fi. but let's watch and see.
|Dr Sergio Canavero/👀: dailymail.co.uk|
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