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Woman Gives Birth to Twins After Ovarian Tissue Transplant into Abdomen

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on February 9, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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 Woman Gives Birth to Twins After Ovarian Tissue Transplant into Abdomen

An Australian lady named Vali Creus, has become the first and so far the only woman in the world who has given birth to twins after getting ovarian tissue transplanted into abdomen.

Creus was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 19-year-old. At that time one of her ovary was removed and the other was frozen and defrosted many years later. Doctors then grafted this stored ovarian tissue into her abdomen, and it took her almost 3-years to get pregnant. But, Creus never lost the hope of having children. Unfortunately, during the caesarean section, doctors discovered that the cancer had returned, but they were able to remove it in the same surgery and now Creus is completely okay.

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Kate Stern, head Associate Professor at IVF Fertility Preservation Service said, "This was a process in which tiny eggs from the ovarian tissue are grown in the lab, as women with a hormone sensitive cancer might have risk of containing residual cancer cells with grafting or stimulation of the ovaries."

Mrs. Creus shared her emotions and said, "I and my husband Dean are so amazed, as it was like blessing to us that our family has now been completed." Creus has set an example for other women suffering from ovarian cancer and has given a hope that they can achieve their dream of starting a family, despite the diagnosis.

Source: Medindia
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