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[3 Apr 2009 | ]
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is performed as part of an IVF procedure to treat male factor abnormalities. After egg retrieval, using a glass needle, a single sperm is selected by and injected into the egg. This often enhances fertilization to help couples conceive when the man has low sperm concentration, motility, or abnormal shapes. The Follas Center of Reproductive Medicine, our adjacent office-based facility, has state-of-the-art equipment to offer this option to our patients undergoing IVF.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a form of micro-assisted fertilization where the nucleus (genetic …

Artificial insemination, ICSI procedure »

[3 Apr 2009 | ]
Is the ICSI Procedure safe ?

Any IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment procedure carries risks. ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection), being a very delicate and difficult IVF procedure, does carry an even higher risk of failure. Normally during an IVF treatment programme the males sperm are subjected to rigorous procedures to establish their maturity and suitability for the procedure. In an ICSI procedure, because the number of viable sperm available can be so low they are not subjected to a rigorous programme of testing. The risk of an abnormal sperm being injected into the ovum is, therefore, …