In World First, Woman Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus Transplant from Dead Donor

A team of doctors in Brazil have announced a medical first that could someday help countless women unable to have children because of a damaged or absent uterus. In a case report published Tuesday in the Lancet, they claim to have successfully helped a woman give birth using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor. [Read More]

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In a case report published Tuesday in the Lancet, they claim to have successfully helped a woman give birth using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor.
The woman had been born with a rare genetic condition that left her without a uterus, known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, but she was otherwise healthy.
The donor was a 45-year-old woman who had suddenly died of stroke; she had had three successful pregnancies delivered vaginally in the past.
Previously, with live donors, doctors have waited at least a year following the transplant to begin trying for a pregnancy.
In the end, they held off an additional month after tests suggested the lining of the donor uterus wasn’t quite thick enough to support implantation.

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A team of doctors in Brazil claim to have successfully helped a woman give birth using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor; a medical first that could help women unable to have children because of a damaged or absent uterus. #Healthcare #Trend

Source: Gizmodo