Cleveland Clinic announces first successful uterus transplant in the U.S

February 26, 2016 2:54 PM

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Cleveland Clinic announces first successful uterus transplant in the U.S

A 26-year-old patient is the nation's first recipient of a uterus transplant, doctors from the Cleveland Clinic announced on Thursday. The grueling nine-hour surgery took place on Wednesday, and the patient — who received the organ of a deceased donor — is reportedly in stable condition.

The clinic has not commented further on the first patient, but she's one of 10 women selected for the approved clinical trial of the procedure. The women were all either born without uteruses (a condition known as Mayer-Rokitansky syndrome) or had to have them removed. For women with cultural, relig...

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