Journal article

Diagnostic assessment of the developmental potential of human cryopreserved ovarian tissue from multiple patients using xenografting

DA Gook, DH Edgar, J Borg, J Archer, JC McBain

HUMAN REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although ovarian tissue cryopreservation for women at risk of losing ovarian function is offered by many clinics, there is a lack of evidence relating to the developmental potential of the stored tissue and, therefore, its clinical potential. This study was designed to use xenografting of cryopreserved tissue from multiple patients to assess the reproducibility of preservating developmental potential, the variation in developing follicle profile and the relationship between pre-freeze histology and post-thaw development. METHODS: Using previously published methods, cryopreserved ovarian cortex from nine patients was thawed and grafted under the kidney capsules of immunodeficient ..

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