Deceased donor uterus retrieval - The first Czech experience

Rozhl Chir. 2016 Fall;95(8):312-6.


Introduction: Uterus transplantation is the youngest solid organ transplantation described in the literature. This procedure is the only treatment method for congenital or acquired Absolute Uterine Factor Infertility.

Method: The method is not recognised as standard clinical care yet, there were only some 13 cases performed worldwide so far. There is only one clinical trial worldwide, which has proven both feasibility and also healthy child delivery.

Results: Czech Republic Ministry of Health permitted the uterus transplant clinical trial in 2015. The first phase of the surgical part includes performance and description of the uterus retrieval from a deceased donor.

Conclusions: The first uterus retrieval from a deceased donor as a part of multi-organ retrieval was performed in the Czech Republic on January 13th, 2016; the case is described in the paper.

Key words: uterus - transplantation - deceased - donor - retrieval.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Death
  • Czech Republic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tissue Donors*
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting
  • Uterus / transplantation*