(ICSI) INTRA CYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION:
ICSI is also known as Micromanipulation and involves sophisticated and advanced techniques and equipments. This technique has changed the approach towards male infertility and has given hopes to male patient who has low sperm or Nil sperm count.
In this procedure one sperm is injected directly into each mature egg under a specialized inverted microscope with microinjection pipette. The reported pregnancy rate in an ICSI procedure is same as in IVF – ET alone.
When ICSI is required
- Few ejaculated sperms are available
- No fertilization in conventional IVF
- Low fertilization in previous IVF cycle
- Testicular sperms (TESA, TESE) or Epididymal sperms (PESA)