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Live birth reported after ovarian tissue transplant

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:761
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    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 (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 …

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