Uterus Transplant Planned

A couple of years ago, I mentioned that researchers were making headway toward transplanting a human uterus. Now doctors in Sweden have scheduled an experimental transplant between 56-year old Eva Ottosson and her 25-year old daughter Sara. The daughter has Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome and was consequently born without a uterus. If the procedure is successful, the uterus that she herself lived in for nine months will be implanted inside her own body. It will be a challenging operation:

Dr Mats Brannstrom, who is leading the medical team, said a womb transplant remained one of the most complex operations known to medical science.

He said: “Technically it is lot more difficult than transplanting a kidney, liver or heart. The difficulty with it is avoiding haemorrhage and making sure you have long enough blood vessels to connect the womb.

“You are also working deep down in the pelvis area and it is like working in a funnel. It is not like working with a kidney, which is really accessible.”


Link -via Gizmodo | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user tofslie used under Creative Commons license

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I doubt that this project will be done soon.
I found Mrs. Luz comment very interesting. Is someone using the media for free publicity? Lets not give the public false hopes.
Looking at the background of the uterus transplant a Dr. Del Priori predicted in 2006 to be almost ready too and later some British doctors.
I found the video on Youtube.com, very informative.
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Dr. Del Priori was interviewed by ABC on Nov. 2006. He was going to the first "uterine transplant doctor" . He had it all ready, a Manhattan hospital etc. This is 2011.????? What happen?
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Dr. Del Priori was interviewed by ABC in Nov. 2006. He was going to the first "uterine transplant doctor" . He had it all ready, a Manhattan hospital et. This is 2011.????? What happen?
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