Girl with ‘batman’ birthmark forced to stop treatment abroad after visa runs out

The family have had to return America but mum Corlina Fenner hopes to be back in Russia soon (Image: Carolina Fenner /SWNS.COM)

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A young girl undergoing operations for two years to remove a 'batman' birthmark on her face has had to halt treatment weeks before the final stage.

Brave Luna Tavares Fenner underwent the ops in Russia after flying more than 6,000 miles from her home in Florida in 2019.

She was just eight-months-old when her parents decided on the pioneering surgery.

But with the end in sight for the child, her visa ran out – and the family had to return to the US.

Little Luna has been getting treatment for the giant melanocytic nevus on her face in the city of Krasnodar in the Russian federal subject of Krasnodar Krai for two years.

The tot was just eight months old when her parents decided on the surgery
(Image: Carolina Fenner /SWNS.COM)

Results have been described as "amazing" – but she still needed one last procedure.

But according to the news website Komsomolskaya Pravda, they been forced to postpone the last operation and fly back home.

They now face an agonising wait to find out when they can go back so the child can go under the knife for a final time.

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The girls' mother Carol announced that they had to return home with a post she shared on her Instagram page.

She said: "We had three days to buy the flight ticket and come back home because our visa expired yesterday. I thought we would be able to finish all the surgeries, but no.

"Now it's time to wait for an authorisation from the Russian Consulate to go back soon."

Her mum and dad embraced the Batman birthmark but decided on surgery
(Image: Carolina Fenner /SWNS.COM)

Doctors stated that there is complexity since Luna's nevus has grown into her eyebrows, and they will have to be removed.

However, they stated that the difficulties are temporary – and Luna will be back for final procedures.

Luna was born in south Florida in the US, with a congenital melanocytic nevus, which is a rare type of skin disorder.

Two years on, the results have been described as "amazing" – but she still needed one last op
(Image: Carolina Fenner /SWNS.COM)

The condition left her with a dark birthmark across her face which has seen her dubbed the "Batman" girl.

Carol had previously been told by doctors in America that removing the mark would require a series of around 100 high-risk operations using lasers.

However after Luna's story made headlines around the world, her parents were contacted by a Russian surgeon who offered to perform pioneering treatment using laser photodynamic therapy.

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