First French live-birth after oocyte vitrification performed before chemotherapy for fertility preservation

  • J. Perrin
  • J. Saïas-Magnan
  • F. Broussais
  • R. Bouabdallah
  • C. D’Ercole
  • B. CourbiereEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

We report the first French live birth after oocyte vitrification-thawing in a cancer survivor, and also the first live birth obtained by oocyte vitrification-thawing in a patient presenting premature ovarian failure (POF) after the treatment of a Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL). The patient gave her written consent for communication about the case.

The overall survival of patients with cancer has improved dramatically. Unfortunately, many treatments affect fertility; fertility preservation (FP) has become an important step in the management of young patients [1, 2]. In female patients, FP techniques indications depends on various parameters; vitrification of mature oocytes has emerged as an established method in the past years [3]. Currently, in the context of FP before cancer treatment, dozens of live births have been published after ovarian cortex cryopreservation and subsequent grafting [4]. Although oocyte vitrification is widely used in assisted reproductive techniques, it is...


Hodgkin Lymphoma Antral Follicle Fertility Preservation Premature Ovarian Failure Control Ovarian Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Perrin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Saïas-Magnan
    • 1
    • 3
  • F. Broussais
    • 4
  • R. Bouabdallah
    • 4
  • C. D’Ercole
    • 1
  • B. Courbiere
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.CECOS – Centre Clinico-Biologique d’Assistance Médicale à la Procréation, Pole Femmes Parents Enfants, AP-HM La ConceptionMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRDAvignon Université, IMBE UMR 7263MarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Plateforme Régionale « Cancer & Fertilité », Réseau Régional de Cancérologie ONCOPACA CorseMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Cancer Center Institut J. Paoli-Calmettes, Aix Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance

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