First U.S. uterus transplant removed after complication

March 10, 2016 10:41 AM

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The woman who received the first uterus transplant performed in the United States suffered a sudden complication that forced surgeons to remove the organ, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday.

Just two days after she was introduced to much fanfare at a news conference, the 26-year-old woman, named Lindsey, is "doing well and recovering," the clinic Cleveland Clinic said in a news release. A spokesman for the clinic said the emergency occurred Tuesday.

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