Live birth reported after ovarian tissue transplantBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.761-a (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:761
- Debashis Singh
The first live birth to a woman after an ovarian tissue transplantation was reported last week.
Ouarda Touirat, a 32 year old Belgian, gave birth to a 3.7 kg healthy baby girl at Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium (report published early online at http://www.thelancet.com (24 September)). In 1997, at the age of 25, she was given a diagnosis of advanced (stage IV) Hodgkin's lymphoma. Before her course of chemotherapy was started, five biopsy samples (12-15 mm long and 5 mm wide) were taken …