Uterus transplantation: On the edge

Giuseppe Del Priore, Stefan Schlatt, Robert Wagner, Elena Reynoso, Jeanetta Malanowska-Stega

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Abstract

Uterus transplantation for absolute uterus factor infertility is moving closer to human trials. The indication for uterus transplantation is evident as is its potential to ameliorate the social and personal burdens of these patients. The extensive collaborative research efforts between animal works, advancements in transplantation medicine, and immune suppression have culminated in demonstrating its apparent feasibility. As for the concerns regarding its risk, in perspective it is similar to other high-risk pregnancies. Moving uterus transplantation toward clinical applications obviously will require a continued commitment of research and support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Reproductive Medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2011

Keywords

  • reproductive organ transplantation
  • uterus factor infertility
  • Uterus transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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