The Italian neurosurgeons, Sergio Canavero announced plans for transplant surgery head first in the world, ie, against Valery Spiridonov, a man of Russian origin who was 31 years old
This plan originated from the patient’s own candidate Spiridonov, a computer scientist Werdnig-Hoffman disease.
The disease is relatively rare and can cause spinal muscles and other muscles to wither and until now there is no cure available.
Because Spiridinov is a computer scientist and Canavero is a surgeon, it creates the idea to perform an operation that is considered ‘crazy’ is.
Furthermore, Canavero explained the general picture of how this head transplant surgery.
First of all, the patient’s head will be cooled to around 15 degrees celsius.
Then, head (patients and deceased donors) will be interrupted and the patient’s head will be attached to the body of the donor.
Then the nerves of the spinal be coupled together so that the muscles and blood supply will be formed.
After the surgery, the patient will continue to be in coma for over a month kurag.
Meanwhile, the patient’s spine will be stimulated with electrodes to strengthen the neural connections.
Canavero estimates that patients will be able to run within one year of operation.
Although it has been conceptualized as a mature, researchers from around the world strongly criticized surgeons who also has the name of the greeting “Dr. Frankenstein” is.
According to experts, the head of the transplant is far from the word ‘success’, given the realities that exist mainly because of the difficulty of merging the nerves in the spine.
However, this time Canavero remain focused on his preparation to perform the transplant.
He still believes that he will be able to perform transplant operations in the world’s first head.
December 2017 is the date that they are prepared to do the idea of ’crazy’ is.