Today you will not surprise anyone with a liver or heart transplant. What about a head transplant? A couple of years ago, the public learned about the Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov, who agreed to a risky experiment: the Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero offered him a head transplant from another person. In November 2017, Canavero's team performed an operation to transplant a head from a corpse to a corpse, but, according to the scientist, an attempt will be made to transplant a head to a living person in the near future. And it will not be a Russian, but a Chinese, since it was China that supported Sergio's initiatives. Valery Spiridonov is now second in line. But is it possible that a head transplant will actually happen someday?
The main difficulty in this operation is the need to connect not only bones and muscles, but also nerve fibers. In this case, it is important not to make a mistake, otherwise the functioning of the head will be disrupted.
Another insoluble problem is the separation of the head from the donor. As soon as blood and oxygen cease to flow to the brain, its functions fade away. Doctors have only a few minutes to establish the blood supply to the brain, otherwise it will die. There is still no such technology now.
However, even if the transplant is successful, the problems will not end. Watch the video and find out what awaits the person with the transplanted head.