Stimulating blood supply before ovary transplantation improves success

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2640
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    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 …

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