Cleveland Clinic announces nation’s first uterus transplant has failed

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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Clinic announced on Wednesday that the woman who had the nation's first uterus transplant had to have the uterus removed unexpectedly.

“We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus."

Back in February, the Cleveland Clinic announced that the nation's first uterus transplant had been performed and the patient was doing well.

On Monday, Lindsey spoke to the media and shared how grateful she was for the experience and the possibility of carrying her own children.

Lindsey released the following statement after the surgery to remove the uterus:

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude towards all of my doctors.  They acted very quickly to ensure my health and safety.  Unfortunately I did lose the uterus to complications.  However, I am doing okay and appreciate all of your prayers and good thoughts.

The Cleveland Clinic said that the original study planned to include 10 women and is still ongoing.

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