Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation

  • Mohamed A. Bedaiwy
  • Gihan M. Bareh
  • Katherine J. Rodewald
  • William W. Hurd
  • Ashok Agarwal
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Abstract

Success in cryopreservation of ovarian tissue in animal models has been applied to human female ovarian tissue cryopreservation. Investigation of this type of tissue freezing provides hope to young women facing a cancer diagnosis.

Keywords

Sucrose EDTA DMSO Dimethyl Cane 

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    Oktay K, Newton H, Aubard Y, Salha O, Gosden RG. Cryopreservation of immature human oocytes and ovarian tissue: an emerging technology. Fertil Steril. 1998;69:1–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Oktay K. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation. In: Dunitz M, editor. Textbook of assisted reproductive techniques, laboratory and clinical perspectives, Chapter 23. London: Martin Dunitz; 2001.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed A. Bedaiwy
    • 1
  • Gihan M. Bareh
    • 2
  • Katherine J. Rodewald
    • 2
  • William W. Hurd
    • 2
  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Center for Reproductive MedicineGlickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Women’s Health InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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