World’s first human head transplant has been declared successful by Italian surgeon Professor Sergio Canavero.

After an 18-hour operation, a team lead by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University in China, allegedly carried out what is being termed as the world’s first human head transplant on a corpse.

The team was able to successfully connect the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.

The Italian professor at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, who has been working with the team behind the head transplant explained that, the operation will be performed on a human being paralysed from the neck downwards.

Professor Sergio Canavero claimed that the electrical stimulation of the nerves proves that the operation on the corpse has been successful.

Canavero also mentioned that the details of the surgery are likely to be released in a few days by a surgical journal.

“Today we stand on the brink of a revolution, not only in medicine but in human life as well,” Canavero told the media.

Story By: Seth Nana Poku

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