Commentary on “Live Birth Following Uterine Transplantation from a Nulliparous Deceased Donor.
Liza Johannesson, M.D.
Testa, G. and L. Johannesson (2020). “Commentary on “Live Birth Following Uterine Transplantation from a Nulliparous Deceased Donor”.” Transplantation Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print.].
Uterus transplantation (UTx), with less than 100 transplants performed worldwide, is a fertility treatment that has the potential to help thousands of women affected by absolute uterinefactor infertility experience gestation and childbirth.The article by Fronek et al in Transplantation reports a live birth from a mother who had received a uterus from a nulliparous deceased donor. The report provides valuable information that may change the previous praxis of not using uterine grafts from nulliparous donors in UTx and thereby may increase organ availability. Among the 20 reported live births after UTx, only 3, including the one reported in this issue, have occurred from deceased donors, and in the 2 preceding cases the deceased donor had at least 1 proven pregnancy and delivery. [No abstract available; excerpt from article.].