Successful birth after oophorectomy in a cancer patient - from cryopreserved embryos from in vitro matured oocytes
A recent report in Human Reproduction tells of the first pregnancy and live birth resulting from cryopreserved embryos which came from in vitro matured oocytes after an oophorectomy in an ovarian cancer patient.
This work was accomplished at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, where the team performed in vitro maturation (IVM) of immature oocytes retrieved from surgically resected ovaries.
This method has previously been proposed as a method of fertility preservation in ovarian cancer patients undergoing definitive surgery. To date there had been several reports of successful derivation of mature oocytes and or embryos, but no reports of successful pregnancies.