Womb transplant surgery (Representational picture)
Doctors have confirmed that the condition of the two women on whom womb transplants were carried out last week is stable. The surgeries were carried out at Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy institute (GCLI).
On May 18, a 21-year-old woman from Solapur was the recipient of her mother’s uterus to enable conception. She was born with a condition known as Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome (congenital absence of uterus).
According to the doctors, normal blood flow was restored after seventy-two hours after the transplant and she has also started eating food by herself.
"She has started eating on her own. The Doppler study revealed normal blood flow in the entire uterus," oncosurgeon Shailesh Puntambekar, who carried out the transplant surgery on her along with 11 surgeons, was quoted as saying by the TOI.
The second woman, a woman from Vadodara, on whom a womb transplant was performed the next day also has a normal blood flow in the uterus.
"Forty-eight-hours have passed since the surgery and the transplanted uterus is showing normal blood flow. Except the urine catheter, all other tubes attached to her have been removed. The Doppler study on Saturday showed normal blood flow in the uterus," he added.
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As in the case of the woman from Solapur, she too was the recipient of her mother’s uterus. She works as a beautician.
While the successful surgeries performed at GCLI Pune has offered new ray of hope to childless couples, another clinic, the Milann fertility clinic in Bangalore will also be performing two womb transplants in June.
It is reported that as many as 21 women have already enrolled for the procedures after the successful uterine transplants last week at GCLI in Pune.