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Oocytes Freezing in Patient with Cancer

  • Fabrizio SignoreEmail author
  • Raffaella Votino
  • Evangelos Sakkas
  • Domenico Baldini
  • Simona Zaami
  • Antonio Malvasi
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Abstract

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation was first performed more than 20 years ago. The first live birth after ovarian tissue transplantation after cryopreservation was reported in 2004 [1] followed by a second one the following year [2]. Today, with more than 120 live births and a 30% success rate, this technique is no longer considered experimental. However, the evolution of oocyte and embryo vitrification techniques has limited the ovarian cryopreservation to a selected number of patients. The ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) recognizes the cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos as only valid methods for the preservation of fertility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Signore
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raffaella Votino
    • 1
  • Evangelos Sakkas
    • 1
  • Domenico Baldini
    • 2
  • Simona Zaami
    • 3
  • Antonio Malvasi
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive MedicineMisericordia HospitalGrossetoItaly
  2. 2.Center of Medically Assisted Procreation, MOMO’ fertiLIFEBisceglieItaly
  3. 3.Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic SciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyGVM Care and Research Santa Maria HospitalBariItaly
  5. 5.Laboratory of Human Physiology, Phystech BioMed School, Faculty of Biological and Medical PhysicsMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)DolgoprudnyRussia

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