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The first baby conceived thanks to a transplanted uterus & # 39; born dead in Brazil


It is the first child in the world designed by & # 39; this way Credit: Shutterstock

PARIS (AFP) .- The first baby in the world derived from sterile woman thanks to a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor was born

The Brazil

A year ago, the scientific journal The Lancet said on Wednesday.

Seven & # 39; months after birth, the baby was fine, found 7.2 kilos and was still titreddgħu by her mother, also in & # 39; her health, according to the University Hospital & # 39; Sao Paulo, who carried out the transplant in 2016.

It is the first time, after a dozen & # 39; unsuccessful attempts in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey, to transplant & # 39; uterus from a deceased donor allows birth performed.

It is also the first childbirth by & # 39; uterus transplant in Latin America.

Since the first donation of & # 39; uterus of a woman's life, in 2013 in Sweden, 39 transplants were carried out, of which 11 were able to give birth to the patient.

"The only pregnancy that occurred after transplantation & # 39; post-mortem uterus was in 2011 in Turkey and resulted in injury ', explained Dr. Srđan Saso, from obstetric department & # 39; Imperial College London.

For Professor Andrew Shennan, obstetric f & # 39; College College & # 39; London, operation "opens the way for a post-mortem donation, as is the case for other organs" that "allows women to can not conceive a baby due to defective uterine pregnancy carries "no" by living donors "or" resort to adoption or surrogate mother ".

More than ten hours & # 39; operation

The operation was carried out at & # 39; September 2016. The mother who have received the uterus was 32 years old and was born without this organ, a condition known as Syndrome Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser. Before the transplant, he underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The organ comes from a woman & # 39; 45 who died from a stroke and donor & # 39; several organs (heart, liver, kidney), positive Rh factor.

The operation lasted a total of & # 39; 10 and a half hours, followed by an immunosuppressive treatment to prevent rejection of the organ by the patient's organism.

Five months after transplantation, the woman was the first normal rules. And two months later, by embryo transfer, pregnancy began.

It was developed smoothly and the baby was born with & # 39; Cesarean at 36 weeks & # 39; pregnancy, on 15 & # 39; In December 2017, within somewhat premature but it was considered appropriate for doctors to prevent complications.

The baby rose & # 39; 2,550 kilograms and was in & # 39; her health. The uterus was removed during the cesarean section to enable & # 39; stop immunosuppressive treatment, very difficult for the patient. The child and mother left the hospital after three days.

The authors & # 39; the study emphasize that transplantation & # 39; post-mortem uterus can & # 39; opens up new possibilities, since f & # 39; many countries there is already regulation on this type & # 39; donations.

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