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09:41  05 december  2018
09:41  05 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. Ten previous attempts using deceased donors in the Czech LONDON (AP) — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor .

For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth. The mother, who was born without a uterus , received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on Friday.

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor© The Associated Press This Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by transplant surgeon Dr. Wellington Andraus shows the baby girl born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor at the Hospital das Clinicas of the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the day of her birth. Nearly a year later, mother and baby are both healthy. (Courtesy Dr. Wellington Andraus via AP)

LONDON — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.

Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend.

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For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby . The landmark birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott The women in the clinical trial are transplanted with a uterus from either a living or deceased donor .

The uterine transplant is the surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into an In Turkey, on 9 August 2011, the world's first uterus transplant from a deceased donor was conducted by In November 2017, the first baby was born after a uterus transplantation in the US.

Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. Ten previous attempts using deceased donors in the Czech Republic, Turkey and the U.S. have failed.

The baby girl was delivered last December by a woman born without a uterus because of a rare syndrome. The woman — a 32-year-old psychologist — was initially apprehensive about the transplant, said Dr. Dani Ejzenberg, the transplant team's lead doctor at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine.

"This was the most important thing in her life," he said. "Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy,"

The woman became pregnant through in vitro fertilization seven months after the transplant. The donor was a 45-year-old woman who had three children and died of a stroke.

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Birth marks first time womb has been successfully transplanted from dead donor . Patient in Brazil who had been born without uterus gives birth to baby girl. The team carefully dissected the uterus from the donor before carrying out the 10-and-a-half-hour operation in September 2016 to insert the

There have been at least 16 uterus transplants worldwide, including one in Cleveland from a deceased donor that had to be removed because of complications. Womb donors can be dead or alive, and the Baylor study aims to use some of both. The first four cases involved "altruistic" donors

The recipient, who was not identified, gave birth by cesarean section. Doctors also removed the womb, partly so the woman would no longer have to take anti-rejection medicines. Nearly a year later, mother and baby are both healthy.

Two more transplants are planned as part of the Brazilian study. Details of the first case were published Tuesday in the medical journal Lancet.

Uterus transplantation was pioneered by Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom, who has delivered eight children from women who got wombs from family members or friends. Two babies have been born at Baylor University Medical Center in Texas and one in Serbia, also from transplants from living donors.

In 2016, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor, but it failed after an infection developed.

"The Brazilian group has proven that using deceased donors is a viable option," said the clinic's Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who was involved in the Ohio case. "It may give us a bigger supply of organs than we thought were possible."

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In very exciting baby news, the first U.S baby born via uterus transplant is officially here Once they’re retrieved, the eggs are fertilized using their partner’s sperm and then the embryos are Once the embryos are frozen, the donor uterus and cervix are retrieved (from a deceased donor , with the

The first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the United States in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. It's a first in the U.S., but in Sweden, eight babies have been born to mothers with uterus transplants . Not everyone is celebrating though.

The Cleveland program is continuing to use deceased donors. Falcone said the fact that the transplant was successful after the uterus was preserved in ice for nearly eight hours demonstrated how resilient the uterus is. Doctors try to keep the time an organ is without blood flow to a minimum.

Other experts said the knowledge gained from such procedures might also solve some lingering mysteries about pregnancies.

"There are still lots of things we don't understand about pregnancies, like how embryos implant," said Dr. Cesar Diaz, who co-authored an accompanying commentary in the journal. "These transplants will help us understand implantation and every stage of pregnancy."

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