Docs in Sweden have officially scheduled an experimental uterine transplant between a 56 year old mother and her 25 year old daughter. The daughter, Sara, has MRKH syndrome which basically means she was born without a uterus. If the operation is successful she’ll carry around the womb that carried her for nine months. How’s that for mind-boggling?
Dr Mats Brannstrom, who is leading the medical team, said a womb transplant remained one of the most complex operations known to medical science.
He said: “Technically it is lot more difficult than transplanting a kidney, liver or heart. The difficulty with it is avoiding haemorrhage and making sure you have long enough blood vessels to connect the womb.
“You are also working deep down in the pelvis area and it is like working in a funnel. It is not like working with a kidney, which is really accessible.”
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