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Swedish surgeons report world’s first uterus transplantations from mother to daughter

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6357 (Published 20 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6357
  1. Anders Hansen
  1. 1Stockholm

A team of surgeons at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg has performed the world’s first transplantations of a uterus from a mother to her daughter. The operations were carried out during the weekend of 14 and 15 September, said the Swedish hospital in a statement after the procedures.

The operations involved two donors with their respective daughters as recipients who are in their 30s. One of recipients was born without a uterus and the other had her uterus removed because of cervical cancer. Although …

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