First mother-to-daughter uterus transplant in Sweden successful.
Doctors in Sweden performed the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants, a medical team said on Tuesday.
The University of Gothenburg said two Swedish women, both in their 30s, received wombs from their mothers in surgery carried out in a hospital in wetern Sweden over the weekend. The identify of the women was not disclosed.
“More than 10 surgeons, who had trained together on the procedure for several years, took part in the complicated surgery,” said team leader Mats Brannstrom, professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Gothenburg.
One of the women had her uterus removed many years ago due to cervical cancer while the other was born without one, the university said in a statement.
“Both patients who received new uteri are doing fine but are tired after surgery. The donating mothers are up and walking and will be discharged from the hospital within a few days.”
The university said it estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 women of child-bearing age in Sweden alone were unable to bear children due the lack of a uterus.
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