The world we live in advances tremendously every day. When we think of transplants the images of kidneys, livers or even hearts are generally the first to come to mind. However, what about uteruses?
Doctors at Brazil’s Sao Paulo University Hospital continue to accomplish the unexpected. It is there that the world’s first baby was born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor:
It comes after 10 previously known cases of uterus transplants from deceased donors ― in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey ― failed to produce a live birth.
The girl born in the Brazilian case was delivered via cesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed nearly 6 lbs, the case study said.
Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at Brazil’s Sao Paulo University hospital who led the research, said the transplant ― carried out in September 2016 when the recipient was 32 ― shows the technique is feasible and could offer women with uterine infertility access to a larger pool of potential donors.
What set this occurrence apart from the rest? What are the norms with this type of procedure? Find out more over at Huffington Post.
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