- 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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