In what is believed to be in the world first, a woman in Brazil gave birth to a baby's baby after receiving a gut transplant by a deceased donor.
Researchers say that the case study, published on Tuesday at The Lancet, shows that such transplants are given to donors who have died in practice and may increase the options for women who # 39: Having trouble with uterus infertility.
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH), the 32-year-old woman, who had the transplant in September, 2016, was born without Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which affects the reproductive system.
The donor was a 45-year-old woman who had three previous pregnancies and died from a stroke caused by bleeding on the face of the brain.
The lattice transplant surgery, the first in Latin America, took over 10 hours to complete. The transplant left the transplant relatively well thanks to drugs, immunization, drugs, other treatments and constant monitoring.
The receiver had her first menstruation 37 days after the beer transplant, and continued to have regular circles thereafter. Seven months after the transplant, the woman's fertilizer was inserted into the gutter, resulting in pregnancy.
There were no major problems during pregnancy and no signs of organ refusal. The baby girl was born through the Caesarean section on December 15, 2017, during a 35 week gesture. The healthy babies weighed about six pounds after it was born, and they usually continue to develop.
The cattle given were removed during section C and the woman's wounds bored well, the researchers say.
They say that 10 other donor transplants by deceased donors were performed in the USA, Turkey and Czech Republic, but none of them resulted in live births.
"The use of deceased donors could greatly expand access to this treatment, and our results provide a concept test for a new option for women with uterine infertility," said Dr Dani Ejzenberg, a gynecologist in Sao Paulo that led the research in a news release.
He said that livestock donors are scarce and typically members of a qualified family or close friends of women who are looking for the transplant.
"The numbers of people who are willing and committed to organ donation on their own deaths are far more than donors' donors, offering a much wider potential donor population," he said.
The first birth occurred following a gutter transplant in 2013 in Sweden, where a total of eight children have been born thanks to transplantation by live donors.
So far, there have been 39 gutter transplants of live donors worldwide, leading to 11 births.
The Lancet paper authors indicate that gut transplants include large surgery and high doses of immunization drugs, and receptors need to be healthy to avoid complications during or after treatment.