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Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):1120.e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.09.039. Epub 2010 Nov 3.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic ovarian tissue transplantation.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe a technique for frozen-banked ovarian tissue transplantation using robotic-assisted laparoscopy.

DESIGN:

Case study.

SETTING:

Academic tertiary care center.

PATIENT(S):

A 38-year-old patient in remission for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, whose ovarian tissue had been frozen for 3 years.

INTERVENTION(S):

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic transplantation of thawed ovarian cortical tissue to the remaining ovary and peritoneum.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Resumption of spontaneous menses, follicular development, and ovulation as demonstrated by ultrasound, and serum E(2) and P levels.

RESULT(S):

The patient experienced cyclic spontaneous menstruation 6 months after the transplantation. Ovulation was confirmed by ultrasound and serum E(2) and P levels at month 11 after surgery.

CONCLUSION(S):

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery may be a good, minimally invasive alternative for the ovarian tissue transplantation procedure to restore ovarian function.

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