During the procedure, a section of the ovaries that contains many immature follicles is removed laparoscopically and subsequently frozen with vitrification.
This method offers the following future prospects:
- Orthotopic transplantation, meaning the transplant is placed back in the anatomical position of the ovary
- Heterotopic transplant, meaning the tissue is transplanted to another location in the body, e.g. subcutaneously
- In vitro maturation of primary follicles and immature ova (eggs) until they reach the stage of mature ova and can be fertilised using IVF