Back-Table Preparation and Flushing of the Uterus

  • Niclas Kvarnström
  • Mats BrännströmEmail author


A critical part of the uterus transplantation procedure, both in live donor and in deceased donor uterus transplantation, is the technique used and the decisions taken during flushing and evaluation during back-table preparation. This chapter provides details on preparation of the back-table as well as on the procedures to provide cold ischemia and to prepare the uterine graft for transplantation.


  1. Brännström M, Johannesson L, Dahm-Kähler P, et al. The first clinical uterus transplantation trial: a six months report. Fertil Steril. 2014;101:1228–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Brucker SY, Brännström M, Taran FA, et al. Selecting living donors for uterus transplantation: lessons learned from two transplantations resulting in menstrual functionality and another attempt, aborted after organ retrieval. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2018;297:675–84.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Ejzenberg D, Andraus W, Baratelli Carelli Mendes LR, et al. Livebirth after uterus transplantation from a deceased donor in a recipient with uterine infertility. Lancet. 2019;392:2697–704.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TransplantationSahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Stockholm IVF-EUGINStockholmSweden

Personalised recommendations