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Florida baby with 'Batman' birthmark meets doctors before operation in Krasnodar

Russian Federation, Krasnodar
October 04, 2019 at 18:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Six-month-old Luna Ferrer from south Florida met with doctors in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Friday ahead of an operation designed to remove the so-called 'Batman' nervus from her face.

Luna's mother Carol recorded a video of the infant at a kitchen table. The baby later met with surgeon Pavel Popov and his team at his clinic, who posed wearing Batman masks.

Luna was diagnosed shortly after she was born with Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (GCMN). Fears that the nevus could become cancerous and an increased risk of bullying led her parents to take a medical option.

After the 'Batman' baby's case hit the headlines, Carol and her husband Thiago Tavares opted for treatment in Russia, rejecting several offers in the US after being told their child could faces years of laser surgery.

The pioneering treatment involves six to eight rounds of surgery at a cost of $25,000 (€22,750).

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Six-month-old Luna Ferrer from south Florida met with doctors in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Friday ahead of an operation designed to remove the so-called 'Batman' nervus from her face.

Luna's mother Carol recorded a video of the infant at a kitchen table. The baby later met with surgeon Pavel Popov and his team at his clinic, who posed wearing Batman masks.

Luna was diagnosed shortly after she was born with Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (GCMN). Fears that the nevus could become cancerous and an increased risk of bullying led her parents to take a medical option.

After the 'Batman' baby's case hit the headlines, Carol and her husband Thiago Tavares opted for treatment in Russia, rejecting several offers in the US after being told their child could faces years of laser surgery.

The pioneering treatment involves six to eight rounds of surgery at a cost of $25,000 (€22,750).

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