A woman gave birth to a baby after a uterus transplant from a twin sister

A woman gave birth to a baby after a uterus transplant from a twin sister

The 38-year-old native of Serbia, who lives in Italy, gave birth to a boy weighing about three kilograms with the help of her sister’s uterus. A newly minted mother would not be able to bear the child herself – because of the developmental anomaly she was born without a uterus. The doctors do not name the exact diagnosis, but most likely the patient has the Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, in which external sexual characteristics develop normally, the ovaries also function, and the uterus does not develop. This pathology occurs in approximately one case out of 4,500. In 2017, the Serbian underwent a uterine transplantation surgery that was performed at the University Children’s Hospital of the University of Sweden by Swedish doctors, the authors of transplantationtechnologythe uterus and the first who managed to successfully implement it. Managed the process Mats Brännström (Mats Brännström), thanks to which women with transplanted reproductive organs were already born nine babies.

The sister of the patient, reportedly already has three children. The operation to extract the organ lasted 10 hours, then for another five hours the doctors placed a new organ inside the recipient’s body. None of the sisters had complications after operations. Having recovered, the future mother went to Stockholm, where she underwent IVFprocedure . This Tuesday her son appeared. At a press conference on this matter, Mats Bryannström also reported that at the present time another woman is carrying a baby after a procedure for transplanting the uterus.

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