Cleveland Clinic announced that the first uterus transplant in a 26-year-old woman has failed due to sudden complication.

Last month, the surgical team from the clinic transplanted uterus in Lindsey, who was born without a uterus.

The failed uterus transplant is the first of the ten planned uterine transplants, as part of a clinical trial.

The clinic is currently involved in reviewing the circumstance of the complication to collect more information.

Cleveland Clinic said there is a known risk in solid organ transplantation that the transplanted organ may have to be removed should a complication arise.

Lindsey said: "I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude towards all of my doctors. They acted very quickly to ensure my health and safety.

"Unfortunately I did lose the uterus to complications. However, I am doing okay and appreciate all of your prayers and good thoughts."

In addition, the clinic noted that the study is still ongoing with a commitment to the advancement of medical research to provide an additional option for women and their families.