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Restoration of ovarian activity and pregnancy after transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue: a review of 60 cases of reimplantation.
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PMID:  23635349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aggressive chemotherapy/radiotherapy and bone marrow transplantation can cure >90% of girls and young women affected by disorders requiring such treatment. However, the ovaries are very sensitive to cytotoxic drugs, especially to alkylating agents. Several options are currently available to preserve fertility in cancer patients. The present review reports the results of 60 orthotopic reimplantations of cryopreserved ovarian tissue performed by three teams, as well as 24 live births reported in the literature to date. Restoration of ovarian activity occurred in almost all cases in the three series. Among the 60 patients, eleven conceived and six of those had already delivered twelve healthy babies. In the future, we are looking to: 1) improve freezing techniques; and 2) enhance the "vascular bed" before reimplantation to increase pregnancy rates. On the other hand, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue may be combined with removal, via puncture, of small antral follicles, making it possible to freeze both ovarian tissue and isolated immature oocytes.
Jacques Donnez; Marie-Madeleine Dolmans; Antonio Pellicer; Cesar Diaz-Garcia; Maria Sanchez Serrano; Kristen Tryde Schmidt; Erik Ernst; Valérie Luyckx; Claus Yding Andersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1503-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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