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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection with Testicular Sperm Extration in Obstructive Azoospermia

Other Title
고환정자추출술(TESE) 및 난자세포질내 정자주입술(ICSI)을 이용한 폐쇄성 무정자증의 치료
Authors
안, 현수; 정, 도영; 김, 세중; 김, 영수; 황, 경주; 권, 혁찬; 홍, 순정
Citation
Journal of Korean Andrological Society, 14(2):81-85, 1996
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Andrological Society; 대한남성과학회지
ISSN
1229-1692
Abstract
Clinical interest in the fertilizing capacity of epididymal and testicular and testicular sperm originally developed from cases of obstructive azoospermia that could not be corrected surgically. We studied whether testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in obstructive azoospermia could yield spermatozoa that would result in successful fertilization and pregnancy using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). From September 1995 until July 1996, 8 couples (12 cycles) suffering from azoospermia underwent TESE and ICSI. The mean age of husbands was 37 years (range 26 occurred in 87 oocytes (61.3%). Eleven cycles underwent embryo transfer, with a total 75 embryos (86.2%) transferred. Six cycles conceived with clinical pregnancy rate of 50.0% per cycles. So far, four healthy babies (two twin) have been born. When epididymal spermatozoa cannot be retrieved, a testicular sperm extraction can be performed and the few barely motile spermatozoa thus obtained can be used for ICSI.
Keywords
Testicular sperm extractionIntracytoplasmic sperm injection
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