The First Uterus Transplant In The US Was A Brief Success
Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic haven't said what complication required that the organ be removed early.By Katie Link | March 9, 2016
The first uterus transplant ever performed in the U.S. failed Tuesday. Doctors were forced to remove the organ less than two weeks after the original surgery because the 26-year-old patient developed a "serious complication."
Just a day before the unspecified complication arose, the patient, only identified as Lindsey, told reporters the procedure gave her hope.
"And that began when I was 16 and was told I'd never have children. And from that moment on I prayed that God would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy, and here we are today at the beginning of that journey," Lindsey said.