Human uterus retrieval from a multi-organ donor

Giuseppe Del Priore, Jeanetta Stega, Krishen Sieunarine, L. Ungár, J. Richard Smith

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine if a uterus can be retrieved for reproductive organ transplantation and to describe the surgical technique. METHODS: We participated in a local organ donor network retrieval team for over 6 months. Heart-beating, brain-dead multi-organ donors were identified through an existing donor network following routine protocols. RESULTS: After institutional review board and organ donor network approval of the uterus transplantation project, approximately 1,800 eligible organ donors were identified as required by legislation. Multi-organ procurement surgery took place in approximate 150 of these, with nine specifically consented for the uterus retrieval. Regularly performed multi-organ transplantation retrievals included the uterus without complications in eight donors. Pedicles used included the ovarian, uterine, or internal iliac vessels. After retrieval, serial histology sections throughout the period of cold ischemia, taken every 15-30 minutes, showed no signs of change over 12 hours of cold ischemia. CONCLUSION: The human uterus can be obtained from local organ donor networks using existing protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume109
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Uterus
Tissue Donors
Cold Ischemia
Organ Transplantation
Tissue and Organ Harvesting
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Brain Death
Research Ethics Committees
Legislation
Histology
Transplantation

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Human uterus retrieval from a multi-organ donor. / Del Priore, Giuseppe; Stega, Jeanetta; Sieunarine, Krishen; Ungár, L.; Smith, J. Richard.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 109, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 101-104.

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Del Priore, G, Stega, J, Sieunarine, K, Ungár, L & Smith, JR 2007, 'Human uterus retrieval from a multi-organ donor', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 101-104. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.AOG.0000248535.58004.2f
Del Priore, Giuseppe ; Stega, Jeanetta ; Sieunarine, Krishen ; Ungár, L. ; Smith, J. Richard. / Human uterus retrieval from a multi-organ donor. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2007 ; Vol. 109, No. 1. pp. 101-104.
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