A doctor who transplanted a uterus is coming to a congress in Bulgaria

A doctor who transplanted a uterus is coming to a congress in Bulgaria
A doctor who transplanted a uterus is coming to a congress in Bulgaria

The topic will be presented by Prof. Milan Milenkovic from the leading Swedish team, which performed the largest number of such transplants to date. The event will be held from March 12 to 15 at the Samokov Hotel, Borovets resort complex. A total of 10 foreign specialists from international teams will share their cutting-edge achievements in the practice and research field of reproductive medicine.

Birth after uterus transplant

The first baby born to a woman with a transplanted uterus is now a fact. Thanks to a medical team with the participation of prof. A live and he althy baby boy was born to Milan Milenkovic from Gothenburg University Hospital in September 2014. The patient had congenital agenesis of the uterus (Rokitansky-K├╝ster-Hauser syndrome). In 2013, a 35-year-old patient had a uterus transplanted from a 61-year-old postmenopausal woman who had given birth twice. The recipient and her partner underwent an in vitro procedure before the transplant, resulting in 11 frozen embryos. After transplantation, the woman had her first period on the 43rd postoperative day, with subsequent periods at an average of 32 days apart (26 to 36 days). The pregnancy occurred 1 year after the transplant during the first single embryo transfer.

Difficult pregnancy but successful delivery

Fetal growth and doppler ultrasound examination of blood flow in the uterine arteries and umbilical cord were normal during pregnancy. In the 31st year the patient is hospitalized with preeclampsia.16 hours later, the baby was delivered by caesarean section due to changes in the NST. The newborn weighed 1775 grams. The mother was discharged from the hospital on the third day, and the child on the tenth, being in good he alth.

By exchanging experience for progress

To date, there have been 11 attempts at uterine transplantation in the world, but this is the first case that ended with a successful pregnancy and delivery. The team from Sweden has been preparing for 10 years for the successful intervention, share their experience from the Swedish team.

Similar congresses give native doctors the opportunity to present their successes and to exchange experience with leading international teams in order to introduce innovative methods and technologies in Bulgaria, believes Dr. Tanya Timeva, chairperson of BASRZ and medical director of

She added that innovation and following the latest achievements in global medical practice is among the priorities of the teams at the medical facility she leads.

Detailed information on the program of the XVI Congress on Sterility and Reproductive He alth and the possibility of online registration for participation can be found on the website of

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