Unique transplantations in Gothenburg where uterus replant have taken place
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
The world's first womb transplant from mother to daughter has been
conducted by researchers at the university of Gothenburg, Sweden,
pushing the university to improve on its research in the area.
The operations took place over the weekend and two women got new womb.
One had previously had her own surgically removed during treatment for
cervical cancer, while the second woman was born without a uterus. Both
women are in their 30s.
The women are doing well but are tired, according to a press release
from the University of Gothenburg teaching hospital. The mothers who
donated uteri also fared well.
“More than 10 surgeons, that had trained together on the
procedure for several years, took part in the complicated surgery “
says team leader Mats Brännström, professor of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at the University of Gothenburg chief physician at the
Sahlgrenska University Hospital Women’s Clinic. “Both
patients that received new uteri are doing fine but are tired after
surgery. The donating mothers are up and walking and will be discharged
from the hospital within a few days “.
Gothenburg University report that on September 15 and 16, a team of
researchers, physicians and specialists from the University of
Gothenburg performed the world’s first mother-to daughter uterius
transplantation, when two Swedish women received new wombs donated by
Intervention has been controversial and the Ethics Committee has
demanded that a special security committee document everything that had
to do with the research in connection with transplants.
Mats Brännström, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has previously
stated that the transplanted women will have a caesarean section if and
when they become pregnant.
Uteri is expected to last for up to two children and is then taken out,
mainly because women would not need anti-rejection medication for life,
stated Brännström back in the spring.
Two uterine transplants have been performed, one in Saudi Arabia and
one in Turkey, but not from mother to daughter, but with other donors.
In one case, the receiver is alive while in the other case the receiver
By Scancomark.se Team
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