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ICSI ( Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection )

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an in vitro fertilization procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. Defective sperm function remains the single most important cause of human infertility.[1] 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

What is ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI is used to aid fertilisation fro men who have low sperm count. It is also an option for men with congenital absence of the vasdeferens or for those who had vasectomies. ICSI is also offered to couples who previously had poor fertilisation or total fertilisation failure with IVF.

Following ooctye retrieval, a single sperm is injected into each oocyte. The resulting embryos are cultured for three to five days before being transferred into the uterus of the patient.