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What is ICSI : Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a micro manipulation technique used in the process of fertilization (IVF). It involves injecting a single sperm into the center of a mature oocyte under a microscope (i.e. injecting sperms through the egg’s shell so that sperm does not need to penetrate the shell in order to fertilize the egg).
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.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), is an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. Although certain severe forms of male infertility have a genetic origin, others may be the result of environmental factors. During the past decade, ICSI has been applied increasingly around the world to alleviate problems of severe male infertility in human patients who either could not be assisted by conventional IVF procedures or could not be accepted for IVF because too few motile and morphologically normal sperm were present in the ejaculate of the male partner.
Couple who are suffering or diagnosed with following infertility issues may require ICSI such as:
Intracytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI) treatment is a process where sperm is directly injected in the egg and then fertilization occurs. After fertilization the embryo is transferred in the uterus for further growth. This process is used if the male partner is suffering from severe infertility.
ICSI success rate is similar to IVF process. ICSI process is suitable for the patients, who has male infertility so it is different for the partner otherwise, for male partner it is similar to IVF process.