Thu, 13 May 2021 Today's Paper

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

5 December 2018 09:25 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient's veins, as well as linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals.

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 caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed 2.55kg, the case study said.

Dr 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.

The current norm for receiving a womb transplant is that the organ would come from a live family member willing to donate it.

"The numbers of people willing and committed to donate organs upon their own deaths are far larger than those of live donors, offering a much wider potential donor population," Dr Ejzenberg said in a statement about the results.

She added, however, that the outcomes and effects of womb donations from live and deceased donors have yet to be compared, and said the technique could still be refined and optimised.

The first baby born after a live donor womb transplant was in Sweden in 2013. Scientists have so far reported a total of 39 procedures of this kind, resulting in 11 live births.

Experts estimate that infertility affects around 10 to 15 per cent of couples of reproductive age worldwide. Of this group, around one in 500 women have uterine problems.

Before uterus transplants became possible, the only options to have a child were adoption or surrogacy.

In the Brazilian case, the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was 45 and died of a stroke.

Five months after the transplant, Dr Ejzenberg's team wrote, the uterus showed no signs of rejection, ultrasound scans were normal, and the recipient was having regular menstruation.

The woman's previously fertilised and frozen eggs were implanted after seven months, and 10 days later, she was confirmed pregnant.

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 7.2kg. (Straits Times)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 13

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • siva Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:36 AM

    great job

    Indrajith Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:11 AM

    Great Reserch, Good luck

    TE Wednesday, 05 December 2018 01:40 PM

    No research involved, trial and error. You people in Sri Lanka would not understand.

    ET Wednesday, 05 December 2018 04:59 PM

    This is not research this is checking possibilities. Doctors do not know how it works even. Many have little knowledge.

    Ram Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:45 AM

    Medical Marvel, Great Doctors do great work unlike our GMOA self centered Doctors

    aa Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:19 PM

    ha haa.. waiting for this comment.

    willosd Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:40 PM

    our GMOA cannot comment - see what happend yesterday to my friend, his injury was on his right knee and they operated left knee? after another patient pointed out only everyone knew what has gone wrong?

    GH Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:49 AM

    An example to the world, awesome.

    SL Man Wednesday, 05 December 2018 12:01 PM

    Great Doctors! The GM_A donkeys who are the curse of the country can do only on their dreams.

    ANTON Wednesday, 05 December 2018 01:08 PM

    ACTUALLY THIS MUST BE DONE TO OUR GMOA DOCTORS........ BECAUSE THEY ARE SAID TO BE ORGAN LESS.

    Siri de Alwis Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:52 PM

    You will have get down organs from the hell to transplant these bulls.

    Nimal Wednesday, 05 December 2018 03:06 PM

    If the heart and kidney transplanting can become a success, what about this? Is it a medical miracle? As long as the body does not reject the alien organ, taken from another human being, it can provide the service it has been designed to do.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:12 PM

    Yes in deed !! and I am truly a donor but I don't have a uterus ... though I have a good heart you can tell that by my comments !!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




DMK Chief M. K. Stalin Becomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

“Stalin Thaan Varraaru, Namakku Vidivu Tharraaru” (Stalin is only coming

Chemical Fertilizer Ban: A radical political decision that is not too practical?

Soil makes up as the home to millions of insects, microorganisms, recycle mat

New Year COVID wave: Did MOH and Government cause a delay in predicting B.1.1.7?

The daily number of cases testing positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is neari

Environmentalists wading through Polluted waters of Kelani River

Kelani River is continuously contaminated with various chemicals, feces and c

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.