Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Our technique was developed to transplant
subcutaneously ovarian cortical strips in the forearm without vascular anastomosis.
The concept originated from the technique of parathyroid gland transplantation,1 and from adaptation of orthotopic ovarian transplantation
technique.2 Ovarian cortex is prepared in
thin strips so that they can be preserved with cryoprotectants. When these
strips are inserted, spontaneous revascularization is enhanced. The procedure
is simple enough to be performed under local anesthesia.
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