Objective: To demonstrate the technique for uterus retrieval and transplantation from a multiorgan donor.
Design: Video presentation of our case report. The video uses animation to demonstrate the technique. Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval was obtained.
Setting: University hospital.
Patient(s): A 21-year-old woman with complete müllerian agenesis.
Intervention(s): Uterus allotransplantation has been performed from a deceased donor.
Main outcome measure(s): Acquirement of cyclic menstrual function.
Result(s): This video demonstrates the technique for uterus retrieval, perfusion, and transplantation. The recipient patient has been monitored regularly for vascular flow, immunosuppression, and infection control since the operation.
Conclusion(s): Uterus transplantation requires extensive evaluation of the recipient and donor by an experienced multidisciplinary transplantation team both pre- and postoperatively. It has major risks related to surgery, immunosuppression, and pregnancy. Uterus transplantation might be considered promising only after the birth of a near-term healthy baby.
Keywords: Uterus transplantation; deceased donor; uterine factor infertility.
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