A woman in Brazil received trasplantat uterus from a deceased donor was born a girl in the first case b & # 39; & # 39 with success; this procedure, doctors reported.
The case, published in the medical journal The Lancet, involved the veins connecting the uterus donor to the recipient vessels, as well as the connection of the arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals.
This comes after 10 known cases & # 39; uterus transplants from deceased donors in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey, failed to produce the birth & # 39; live babies.
The girl was born in the Brazilian case b & # 39; of cesarean section at 35 weeks and three days and measured 2.55 kilograms (nearly six pounds), according to the study case report sent to The Lancet.
Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at the University Hospital & # 39; Sao Paulo in Brazil who led the research, said transplant, conducted at & # 39; September 2016 when the recipient was 32 years old, shows that the technique is feasible and can & # 39; offers women with & # 39; infertility. uter access to a larger group & # 39; potential donors.
The current norm to receive a transplant & # 39; uterus is the organ from a living family member who is willing to give.
"The number of & # 39; willing and committed people to donate organs after their death is far greater than that of living donors, which offers far greater potential population in the donors", said Ejzenberg f & # 39; declaration of results.
However, he added that the results and effects of gifts & # 39; uterus from living donors and deceased have not yet been matched, and said that the technique still can & # 39; refine and optimize.
Five months after transplantation, the team & # 39; Ejzenberg wrote, the uterus showed no sign of & # 39; refusal, the ultrasounds were normal and the receiver had regular menstrual periods. The eggs of a woman previously fertilized and frozen implantation after seven & # 39; months and 10 days after it was confirmed that she was pregnant.