Fresh autologous transplantation of ovarian cortical strips to the anterior abdominal wall at the Pfannenstiel incision site

Kiran G., Kiran H., Coban Y. K., Guven A. M., Yuksel M.

Fertility and Sterility, vol.82, no.4, pp.954-956, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.06.007
  • Journal Name: Fertility and Sterility
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.954-956
  • Keywords: fresh autologous transplant, Ovary, Pfannenstiel incision
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


To describe an open surgical technique for transplanting fresh ovarion tissue to the anterior abdominal wall at the incision site and to determine whether ovarian function would be restored after transplantation. Case study. Academic medical center. A 44-year-old patient who underwent an operation for uterine fibroids. Microsurgical reconstruction of ovarian cortex and its transplantation to the anterior abdominal wall at incision site of Pfannenstiel. Follicular development evident by ultrasound examination; restoration of serum FSH and LH levels to nonmenopausal range; and disappearance of menopausal symptoms. Early postoperative FSH, LH, and E 2 levels showed that menopause was confirmed. Postoperative hormone levels at months 2, 3, and 6 were as follows: FSH: 77.86, 79.50, and 13.70 mIU/mL; LH: 34.60, 33.92, and 8.78 mIU/mL; E 2: 29, 46, and 48 pg/mL. The patient is still followed-up for postmenopausal status. Autotransplantation of cortical strips to the anterior abdominal wall at the incision site without further incision can be a logical solution for the patients at early climacteric age. © 2004 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.