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Uterine transplantation: 16 procedures authorized at Rennes University Hospital

Uterine transplantation: 16 procedures authorized at Rennes University Hospital

At the University Hospital Rennes, the team of Professor Vincent Lavoie, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been commissioned to perform 16 uterine transplants. To date, only one such transplant has been performed in France (cf. The first uterine transplant in France), « Five years after the world premiere in 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden The mother’s womb was grafted onto her daughter and the baby, Misha, was born on February 12 (cf. Two years after receiving her mother’s womb, she gave birth to a baby girl). Globally, there are a total of 80 interventions resulting in the birth of 30 children.

Eight of the 16 authorized operations at the University Hospital Rennes will be performed from living donors. In this case, they must They have already had children and are at or near menopause “The other eight wombs will be removed.” From harvesting multiple organs, from brain-dead women ».

complex process

Uterine transplants are operations. the complexes “which can last” between 10 and 8 pm. Thus, despite the licenses that Foch Hospital had for ten transplants at the end of the French premiere, none of the others were successful.

interventions are still experimental “with one” Protocol Evolution “The first transplant is scheduled to be performed at the University Hospital of Rennes in two years.” Best These 16 interventions will take place as part of the Hospital Clinical Research Program (PHRC), and the project is funded by €1.4 million.

associated uterine defect Especially Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. “. Pathology ” that would affect one in 4,500 women in France ».

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Source: Ouest France, Samuel Nohra (4/10/2021) – Photo: iStock