For the first time healthy child from the womb from a dead donor is born
In Brazil, a woman has been associated with the uterus of a dead organ donor, a healthy child to the world. The Uterus was removed after the birth. Mother and daughter are doing well. Never before such an intervention was successful.
Children wish to meet
Women, due to a genetic mutation from birth, no or a too small uterus, can give birth to no children. But a transplant could many of these women fulfill the desire to have children. In 2013, a woman with a donor womb in Gothenburg (Sweden) had in the world was born for the first time a healthy Baby. The then-36-year-old mother had to get the body only in the year previously transplanted. Now was born in Brazil for the first Time a child with the uterus of a dead donor.
Wife gave birth to a child with the womb of a dead
For the first Time in history, a woman born with the uterus of a dead organ donor is a child.
The Baby came out by the end of 2017 in Brazil to the world, according to the Team of Dr. Dani Ejzenberg of the University hospital of São Paulo, in The journal “The Lancet”.
In September 2016, the then-32-year-old wife had received in Hospital Type, University of São Paulo, the uterus of a dead man implanted and had become a few months later, pregnant.
Already in the spring of 2016 had subjected the woman to a hormone treatment to remove eggs from her ovaries, which were frozen after artificial insemination.
The recipient suffers from the so-called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) is a congenital malformation in which the uterus is missing or incomplete is formed.
The woman with the first womb transplant was conducted in Germany, suffers from this syndrome.
The 45-year-old donor in Brazil had died, according to a report by the “BBC” after a brain hemorrhage. The information that she had brought into her life three children in a natural way to the world.
Uterus after the birth removed
The successful transplant had taken some ten hours.
During the procedure, the donor was vessels of the organ with blood and the Vagina. The recipient had to take medicines that suppress the immune system so that your body is not rejecting the Organ.
About five months after the Operation, she developed a regular cycle.
Two months later, the Doctors put the fertilized egg in the uterus of the patient. Only ten days later, she was pregnant.
The child was in the 36. Week of pregnancy by caesarean section. The healthy girl weighed 2.550 grams and was 45 inches tall.
Now mother and daughter are doing well. Since the implanted uterus was removed directly after the caesarean section, must take the wife, no immunosuppressive drugs.
Previous transplants dead donors were unsuccessful
According to “BBC” there were previously ten transplants dead donors, but all failed or resulted in a miscarriage.
The transplant in Brazil is therefore regarded as a decisive breakthrough and as a proof that such a procedure is possible at all.
The doctors now hope to be able to in the future, significantly more women with infertility help.
A uterus transplant would not only for women of the question, due to a malformation not a functional uterus, but also for those who have lost the Organ due to a disease or an accident.
Dr. Dani Ejzenberg said: “The first Uterus transplants from living donors have been a medical milestone, the get for many infertile women the opportunity created by using appropriate donors, and the necessary medical facilities to have a child.”
But: “The need of a living donor is a major limitation, because donors are rare, and typically family members or close friends.”
Dr Srdjan Saso from Imperial College London said the results were “extremely exciting”.
“It is the use of a much larger potential donor population, allows caused lower costs and avoids the surgical risks of a living donor.” (ad)