The Lancet reports the first successful live birth from a uterus transplant. In September 2016, a 32-year-old woman in Brazil with congenital uterine absence, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser [MRKH] syndrome, underwent a successful uterine transplantation from a donor who died of subarachnoid hemorrhage. The 45-year-old donor had three previous vaginal deliveries. Post-transplant, the recipient menstruated after 37 days and continued a regular menstrual cycle. After seven months, the recipient became pregnant after the first single embryo transfer.
The recipient had no rejection episodes during transplantation or gestation, and gave birth to a female baby weighing 2550g at birth via cesarean delivery. During the surgical live birth, the uterus was removed. The baby developed normally 7 months post-partum.
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