By Kristin Beerman | email
Edited by Jon Bush | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – For the first time a woman has had two successful pregnancies after undergoing an ovarian transplant.
The Danish woman had been diagnosed with bone cancer in her twenties. To preserve her fertility through cancer treatment, doctors removed part of one of her ovaries. As expected, her treatment caused menopause, but when doctors replaced the ovarian tissue afterward, her ovary started functioning normally again and she had her first child within two years.
Now six years later she has delivered a second daughter. This report of two healthy deliveries after such a transplant is unprecedented.
The case is detailed in the latest issue of the Medical Journal, Human Reproduction.
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