The first baby conceived thanks to a transplanted uterus of a deceased was born in Brazil

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Paris (AFP) .- The first baby in the world conceived by a sterile woman thanks to a transplanted uterus of a deceased donor born in


A year ago, the science journal The Lancet said on Wednesday.

Seven months after the birth, the baby was fine, weighed 7.2 kilos and was still breastfed from her mother, also in good health, according to the University Hospital of São Paulo, which performed the transplant in 2016.

It is the first time, after a dozen unsuccessful attempts in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey, that a transplant of the uterus from a deceased donor can give birth to his birth.

It is also a birthplace of a uterus transplant in Latin America.

From the first donation of an uterus to a woman with life, in 2013 in Sweden, 39 transplants were carried out, of which 11 were given birth to the patient.

"The only pregnancy that passed after post-mortar uterine transplant was 2011 in Turkey and resulted in a miscarriage," explains Dr. Sartan Sasa, of the abstract section of the Imperial College London.

For Professor Andrew Shennan, Abortion in Kings College London, the operation "Opens the Way to Post-Morty Donation, as is the case for other organs, which" would allow women who can not get a baby because of a defective uterus carry out a Pregnancy "without" depending on living donors "or" resort to adaptation or a seragate mother ".

More than ten hours of operation

The operation was passed in September 2016. The mother who received the uterus was 32 years old and was born without the organ, a condition known as the Mayer-Rokitanski-kaster-hauser syndrome. Before the transplant, he was in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The organ came from a 45-year-old woman who died from a swab and donor of some organs (heart, liver, kidneys), RH positive factor.

The operation took a total of 10 and a half hours, followed by an immunosuppressive treatment to prevent regeneration of the organ by the patients.

Five months after the transplant, the woman had the first standard rules. And two months later, with the transfer of the embryo, the pregnancy started.

This was developed without difficulty, and the baby was born in 36 weeks of sedation, on December 15, 2017, in a little earlier but considered appropriate for doctors to avoid complications.

The baby wears 2,550 kilos and was in perfect health. The uterus was removed during cesarean section to stop the immunosuppressive treatment, very difficult for the patient. The boy and the mother left the hospital after three days.

The authors of the study emphasize that the transplant of the orthosome post mortem can open new possibilities, because in many countries there is already a regulation on the type of donations.

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