U.S. girl with Batman-shaped face patch has first surgery in Russia's Krasnodar

U.S. girl with Batman-shaped face patch has first surgery in Russia's Krasnodar

Oncologists in Russia's Krasnodar have successfully performed the first of what they say will be a series of operations to remove a large Batman-shaped birthmark from the face of Luna Fenner, a six-month-old girl from the United States. 

Commercial director of the specialized clinic of laser and photodynamic therapy Andrei Aleksutkin said that the course of treatment will require an estimated six to eight surgeries and last 18 months.

"The first operation was successful. Luna eats well and takes baby drinks as any other child. No medications have to be used. No antipyretics or painkillers," TASS cited him as saying.

"So far doctors have treated part of the patch on Luna’s forehead," Aleksutkin said, adding that at the moment there was no threat the patch might turn to cancer.

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