What is Intracystoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)?
ICSI is a laboratory procedure and a form of micromanipulation. It involves the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg using a glass needle called a micropipette.
Who are ideal candidates for ICSI?
ICSI is recommended for:
- Infertile couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to male infertility
- Patients with a previous history of lack of fertility after conventional IVF
In cases with no sperm in the ejaculate due to a blockage, sperm aspiration or testicular biopsy may be performed to retrieve the sperm for ICSI.