Regenerative medicine success in MRKH syndrome

Dr. Anthony Atala's group at WFIRM and colleagues in Mexico implant four women with vaginas grown from their own cells. The patients suffer from Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a genetic abnormality where the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent.

All four women are now sexually active with normal vaginal function.

The surgeries were performed between 2005 and 2008.

Dr. Atala made international headlines a few years ago when his regenerative medicine team successfully implanted bladders in ten pediatric patients that were grown from the patients' own cells.


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  • DpDan
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    Why are stocks mentioned here? Did any of these companies have anything to do with this surgical success? I am a holder of one of the companies and don't mind a little positive hype for once but I don't really understand the listing.
    11 Apr 2014, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • docrog123
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    Dp;The only company at present that can provide man made tissue for research is ONVO. They do what they do with 3D printing. Manufactured organs are many years into the future-some say 30 yrs. I think they are very far off of the predicted date because research is progressing geometrically so the time is compressed.
    11 Apr 2014, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • JH2012
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    Apparently, you must not mention the V word - I mentioned it and my post was deleted.


    Go figure...
    11 Apr 2014, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • JH2012
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    Mukticat... do you believe me now? :) lol...
    11 Apr 2014, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • Mukticat
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    Yes!! If the article's about making new v-g-n-s why can't we say the word?


    What if someone starts printing out new penises? Is that word banned too? Err, oops, p-n-s-s :)
    11 Apr 2014, 03:15 PM Reply Like
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