World’s first baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

A medical team in São Paulo with a baby born via a uterine transplant.									Divulgação

He said any doubts he had about the potential importance of uterus transplants were erased after meeting the mother of the first baby born after a live donor uterus transplant.

The mother, a 32-year-old woman, was born without a uterus due to Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a condition affecting one in 4,500 women. And just seven months after the operation, doctors began in vitro fertilization, through which the woman's own fertilized eggs - which had been harvested prior to the transplant surgery - were transferred to her new uterus.

Doctors say the woman had a healthy and fairly typical pregnancy, before giving birth via c-section to a six-pound baby girl past year.

The baby's birth suggests that more women who suffer from uterine infertility - including those who have undergone hysterectomies for reasons ranging from cancer to endometriosis - may be able to take advantage of the procedure moving forward, says paper co-author Dr. Dani Ejzenberg, who oversaw the case and is a medical faculty member in the division of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of São Paulo.

11 other births have resulted from living donors, including women who donated their uteruses to their daughters. There have been previous attempts to birth a child using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor, however, all have proved unsuccessful.

As if this new case study is not impressive enough, it is also the first uterine transplantation of any kind to take place in Latin America. The transplanted uterus was removed during the caesarean section and showed no anomalies, the study showed.

"The Brazilian group has proven that using deceased donors is a viable option", said the clinic's Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who was involved in the OH case.

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The woman was given drugs that weakened her immune system to prevent her body attacking and rejecting the transplant.

With this recent success comes not just the promise of greater access to donor organs, but vital information on what a transplanted uterus requires to successfully carry an embryo to full term. After the transplant, her period returned after 37 days.

Mother and baby left the hospital three days later. Deceased donor uterus transplants have been attempted in the past few years, but none resulted in the birth of a healthy baby.

The Brazilian woman did not have any pregnancy problems, Ejzenberg says, but he removed the uterus during the C-section because he wants to focus on helping more women have a single child rather than on one woman having more than one.

The report concludes that the results establish proof-of-concept for "treating uterine infertility by transplantation from a deceased donor, opening a path to a healthy pregnancy for all women with uterine factor infertility, without the need of living donors or live donor surgery".

The recipient of the transplant was a patient with uterine infertility. Falcone said the fact that the transplant was successful after the uterus was preserved in ice for almost eight hours demonstrated how resilient the uterus is.

At seven months and 20 days - when the case study report was submitted to The Lancet - the baby girl was continuing to breastfeed and weighed 7.2 kg (16 lb).

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