It shows a photo of a man with a row of surgical stitches across his forehead and a gauze dressing on the back of his skull.
Partial skull and scalp transplants
A reverse image search using the photo reveals the man is Jim Boysen from Texas in the US.
The surgery was to repair damage caused by brain cancer treatment. The radiation used had left him with a large head wound.
Along with the scalp and skull (not brain) transplants, he also received a new kidney and pancreas in two operations spanning 24 hours.
The story of the brain transplant is made up – but it’s satire, not false news.
It comes from World News Daily Report, a satirical website with a disclaimer that its articles are entirely fictional. – Grace Gichuhi
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