INTRA CYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION (ICSI)
The procedure consists of:
- Males with severe sperm factors such as: low count (less than 5 million), very poor motility, high degree of abnormal sperms.
- Males with azoospermia have no sperm present in the semen. The azoospermia may be of the obstructive type where there is production of sperms in the testis but a blockage in the conduction system disallows sperms to enter the semen. Alternately, the azoospermia may be of the non-obstructive type, where there is a failure of the testis to produce sperms. Fortunately, today, sperms can be isolated directly from the testis, using the Sperm Retrieval Techniques of PESA/TESA/TESE and subsequently, ICSI can be performed. Babies and Us maintains a competent success rate of 30-40% in males with azoospermia.
- Males with sperm anti-bodies.
- Males with ejaculated dysfunction due to an injury to the spinal chord or in quadriplegics or paraplegics.
- Patients with retrograde ejaculation (ejaculation of the sperm into the urinary bladder) who fail to allow pregnancy under.
- Patients where In Vitro Fertilisation has proved to be unsuccessful.
- ICSI is performed for on patients with a history of tuberculosis or endometriosis as we believe ICSI shows higher fertilization rates than standard IVF .