More than 10 surgeons at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg completed last weekend the world’s first uterus transplant surgery from two mothers to their daughters respectively.
Headed by Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the university of Gothenburg, the team comprised of 20 scientists, doctors and specialists, including world-renowned Greek professor and transplant surgeon Andreas Tzakis.
The team has been working on the project since 1999 and said that they will not consider the surgeries successful until the two recipients give birth to their own children. According to a university report, the two recipients were well recovering from the surgery and will restart in-vitro fertilization treatment next year, if all goes well.
The first reported womb transplant from a live donor, was performed in 2000 in Saudi Arabia, but a blood clot required for the organ to be removed three months after the surgery. Last year, Turkish doctors said they completed a womb transplant from a deceased donor to a young woman.