The first human head transplant could be a step closer after surgeons "successfully" performed the operation on two corpses. As per the report, through the operation, the team was able to successfully connect the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.
Dr Xiaoping Ren, who grafted a head onto the body of a monkey in 2016, carried out the operation, which took 18 hours.
In 2015 Professor Canavero, former director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, announced that he meant to transplant the head of a paralysed man onto the body of a dead donor.
Professor Canavero, who gained fame for his controversial claims about the first head transplant, apparently said he would offer proof for his claim in the coming days.
If you were going to believe that anyone had completed the first-ever human head transplant, it would be Sergio Canavero.
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Meanwhile the Sergio Canavero and is associates repeatedly claims of success and also stated that earlier the surgery have successfully carried out on both rats and monkey, as well as now on a human corpse.
'Everyone said it was impossible, but the surgery was successful'.
While it's being called a head transplant, it's technically a body transplant, where the recipient with a functioning brain will have his head transplanted to a donor's body who has been declared brain dead, USA Today reported. That will be followed by a "formal head transplant" operation in China in December, according to Newsweek.
Asked if the final plan to go through the procedure would continue throughout the world after the preliminary tests in China, Professor Canavero said, given the amount of criticism he received, he felt he would not be transplanting internationally.
Experts in the medical community said that a procedure like this would not be allowed in either the United States or Europe. If it is successful, the patient could walk again, Canavero claims.