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Uterine Transplant Fails

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2016-03-10 09:28:00

The Cleveland Clinic [], in Cleveland, Ohio, has embarked upon a programme [] of uterine transplantation [], with surgeries planned on a total of ten patients. The first recipient, however, has suffered an unspecified "sudden complication" and the transplanted uterus, which was obtained from a cadaver, has been removed.

The first uterine transplant, which was unsuccessful [], was performed in 1931. This was the first time the procedure had been attempted in the United States, where it is still considered experimental.


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