Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and gestational surrogacy in a patient with lung transplant: a case report

J Reprod Med. Nov-Dec 2010;55(11-12):509-10.


Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic disorders that can often lead to chronic pulmonary disease. Patients with respiratory failure due to CF may achieve a good quality of life after lung transplant, and many will desire to have children.

Case: A 26-year-old, nulliparous female with CF and double lung transplant presented for fertility treatment. She was successfully treated with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and gestational surrogacy.

Conclusion: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and gestational surrogacy is a safe option for patients with lung transplant to have a genetic child.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Ovulation Induction*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / etiology
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
  • Surrogate Mothers*