- March 10, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: News
Emobileclinic Health News
On February 25, Cleveland Clinic announced the first uterus transplant as part of a clinical study for women who suffer from uterine factor infertility. They released a sad news yesterday of the loss of the transplanted uterus due to complications. ” We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus, ” they informed.
They are currently reviewing the circumstance of the complication and more information will be shared as it becomes available.According to the doctor, ”there is a known risk in solid organ transplantation that the transplanted organ may have to be removed should a complication arise”, they said . The medical team took all necessary precautions and measures to ensure the safety of the patient.
While this has been difficult for both the patient and the medical team, Lindsey said she is doing well and recovering in her statement release, “I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude towards all of my doctors. They acted very quickly to ensure my health and safety. Unfortunately I did lose the uterus to complications. However, I am doing okay and appreciate all of your prayers and good thoughts,”she said
” The study, which has been planned to include 10 women, is still ongoing with a commitment to the advancement of medical research to provide an additional option for women and their families, ” says management of Cleveland Clinic