Uterus transplant in Catania: second case in Italy


The second uterus transplant ever in Italy was performed in recent days in Catania, by the teams of the Cannizzaro and Polyclinic Rodolico-San Marco hospitals, in collaboration with the national and regional transplant network and with the Civic hospital of Palermo. . The same teams, led respectively by prof. Paolo Scollo del Cannizzaro and prof. Pierfrancesco Veorux of the Policlinico, had carried out the first uterus transplant in Italy in August 2020, among the first in Europe. The patient is a Sicilian followed by the complex operating unit of gynecology and obstetrics of the Cannizzaro hospital, directed by prof. Neckline, assessed as suitable for transplantation and placed on the waiting list. After the Regional Transplant Center received communication from the Arnas Civico di Palermo of the availability of the organ from a patient who had expressed her desire to donate it in her lifetime, verified compatibility, the woman was admitted to the Surgery Unit. vascular of the Policlinico di Catania, directed by prof. Veroux, referral center for transplants, where the surgery was performed.

The transplanted woman has already been extubated and discharged from the ICU, to continue the post-operative hospitalization and the planned immunosuppressive therapy.

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