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TechnologyFirst Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor

10:05  05 december  2018
10:05  05 december  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

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The healthy baby girl was delivered last December to a 32-year-old woman who wasn't born with a uterus . The mother used the uterus of a 45-year-old The uterus from the deceased donor was implanted during a 10-hour operation. After seven months, doctors implanted an embryo made using

Brazilian doctors delivered the world's first baby born using a uterus transplant from a dead donor . USA TODAY.

First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor© Getty Images A baby has been born to a mother who had a uterus transplant from a deceased woman, in a world first.

An unnamed 32-year-old woman, who was born without a uterus, received the womb of a 45-year-old donor in September 2016, during an operation at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

The donor died of a brain hemorrhage caused by a stroke. In life, she had given birth to three children, according to a case study published in the latest edition of The Lancet journal.

In a 10-hour operation, surgeons linked the donor's uterus to the woman's arteries, veins, ligaments and vaginal canal. Four months prior to the operation, the recipient had one IVF cycle, providing her with eight fertilized eggs which were then frozen.

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The first baby born after a live donor womb transplant was in Sweden in 2013. Scientists have so far reported a total of 39 procedures of this kind, resulting Before uterus transplants became possible, the only options to have a child were adoption or surrogacy. In the Brazilian case, the recipient had

Eleven babies have been born through uterine transplants of live donors , but no births had occurred from a uterus of a deceased donor . The recipient was born without a uterus , due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was 45-years-old and had borne three

Doctors implanted the fertilized eggs seven months after the procedure. Ten days later, the woman was pregnant, and gave birth to a healthy baby daughter via C-section in December 2017.

Surgeons removed the uterus during the C-section, and the woman was allowed to stop taking immunosuppressant drugs.

It is hoped that this, the first ever uterine transplant involving a deceased donor and the first uterine transplantation in Latin America, could enable more women struggling with fertility issues to undergo treatment without having to wait for a live donor.

In the U.S., around 10 percent of women aged between 15 to 44 struggle with fertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the authors of the case study, around one in 500 women have infertility associated with the womb. Before uterine transplants, these women could only adopt children, or use a surrogate.

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“The first uterus transplants from live donors were a medical milestone, creating the possibility of childbirth for many infertile women with access to suitable donors and the needed medical facilities. However, the need for a live donor is a major limitation as donors are rare

Uterine transplants from living donors have occurred before. A total of 39 transplants have resulted in 11 live births - with the first taking place in Sweden in There have been 10 uterus transplants from deceased donors attempted in the US, the Czech Republic, and Turkey, but this is the first one

The first successful live uterus transplant took place in Sweden, in 2014, prompting a rise in uterus transplant programs across the world, wrote the authors of the case study.

But past treatments involving deceased donors failed. In one case in 2011, doctors in Turkey attempted to use a dead donor’s womb to carry through a pregnancy, but the expectant mother miscarried two years later, even though the graft appeared healthy.

Dr Dani Ejzenberg, a gynecologist of the University of São Paulo who worked on the paper, told Newsweek that the baby’s motor and neurological skills are developing normally, and the mother hasn’t experienced any complications.

Dr Wellington Andraus of the department of Gastroenterology at the University of Sao Paulo who also worked on the case study told Newsweek the woman’s story is a “source of hope” for patients struggling with fertility caused by the uterus or a lack thereof.

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor Doctors in Brazil are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. 

In a medical first , a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby , researchers reported Wednesday. The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of

A woman who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor has given birth to a healthy baby . The breakthrough operation, performed two years ago in Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems

Next, the team will repeat the procedure in two more patients. “We are focused on improving our protocol to be able to repeat this success story,” Ejzenberg said.

Dr. Richard Kennedy, President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies, who was not involved in the work, commented that the organization “welcomes this announcement, which is an anticipated evolution from live donors with clear advantages and the prospect of increasing supply for women with hitherto untreatable infertility."

However, he cautioned: “Uterine transplantation is a novel technique and should be regarded as experimental.”

As with all medical developments, he continued, approval from institutional review boards is needed and appropriate safeguards must be put in place before it can become a common treatment.

Dr Srdjan Saso, senior registrar in obstetrics and gynecology at Imperial College London, U.K., said the authors should be congratulated for their “extremely exciting” work.

“This successful demonstration demonstrates a few advantages over live donation. It enables use of a much wider potential donor population, applies lower costs and avoids live donors’ surgical risks,” he said.

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