Stimulating blood supply before ovary transplantation improves successBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2640 (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2640
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Doctors have found that priming the peritoneal area with small pieces of ovarian tissue to stimulate the growth of blood vessels before transplanting a frozen ovary can help to restore ovarian function and improve the chances of pregnancy.
One woman, who had been menopausal for two years, has had a baby after having the two step procedure. Another woman, who had lost ovarian function for eight and a half years, is pregnant.
Pascal Piver, manager of the in vitro fertilisation centre at Limoges University Hospital in France, described the procedure at a meeting of the European Society of …