World’s first human ‘head transplant’ successfully carried out

Monday, Nov 20, 2017,12:45 IST By anju A A A

Vienna | The world’s first human ‘head transplant’surgery has been successfully carried out on a human corpus at Harbin Medical University in China,according to Italian professor Sergio Canavero.

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, who promised to carry out the human head transplant, made the announcement at a press conference in Vienna.

During an 18-hour operation, he and his team demonstrated that it is possible to successfully reconnect the spine,nerve and blood vessels of severed head.

“The first human head transplant,in the human mode, has been realized.The surgery lasted 18 hours. The paper will be released in a few days.Everyone said it was impossible, but the surgey was successful.” said Professor Canavero to media.

At the end of the press conference he added that the teams next step is to perform a full head swap between brain dead organ donors.