How Is ICSI Procedure Performed?

ICSI Procedure Is Done for Medical Reasons

How Is ICSI Procedure Performed?

ICSI Procedure Is Done for Medical Reasons

The ICSI procedure comes from the first letters of the English phrase “Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection” (ICSI), which literally translates as the “injection of sperm into the cytoplasm of the oocyte.” IMSI stands for “intracytoplasmic injection of morphologically selected sperm.”

Medical Indications for ICSI Procedure

ICSI Procedure

The ICSI procedure is performed on the day of egg retrieval from a woman or the next day. Semen retrieval for ICSI procedure can be done either from the ejaculate or by surgery. Good-quality semen is selected with micro-instruments under a microscope. It is placed in a microneedle, which pierces through a shiny egg shell, and then sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of the egg. Thus, all eggs retrieved during the puncture are fertilized.

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ICSI Procedure Success Rates

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IMSI Technique

With the traditional ICSI procedure, semen samples are taken at a magnification of 200-400 times, which makes it possible to perform an approximate assessment of the morphological characteristics of sperm. For IMSI, it is necessary to zoom up to 6,600 times without disrupting the vital activity of sperm. Such magnification can reveal minor changes in the structure of sperm and provide some patients with a high pregnancy rate and a low miscarriage rate.

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Medical Indications for IMSI