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Ovarian tissue cryopreservation: An update

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Author(s): Prasath Ethiraj

Journal: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
ISSN 0974-1208

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Cryoprotectants | freezing | thawing | ovarian tissue cryopreservation | transplantation

ABSTRACT
Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation have been considered as promising means of fertility preservation for women who have survived cancer, with livebirths being reported from this technique. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation can be offered to patients with different types of cancer. Among the cryoprotectants, glycerol appears to give the poorest results. The techniques of cryopreserving ovarian tissue and alternative approaches have been reviewed in this article. The readers are reminded that this technique is still experimental and informed consent to be obtained from patients after counseling with medical information on the risks involved.
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