The recent achievement of successful uterine transplant by Professor Brannstrom from Europe opens up a new excitement in the field of reproductive medicine. This new surgical technology gives hope to women with uterine factor infertility, to conceive. Currently, the European team had reported five babies born to mothers with transplanted uteruses
On February 25th, 2016, the Cleveland Clinic in United States, similarly reported its successful uterine transplant, using a uterus from deceased donor. However, the recipient developed complications within a week. This had led to removal of the transplanted uterus on March 8th. The preliminary report showed that the complication was due to infection that compromised the blood supply to the newly transplanted uterus. The US team is actively looking into improving the protocols to reduce the risk of this complication in the future.