Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is another form of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique which is primarily used for the treating severe cases of male infertility factor. ICSI involves the injecting the injection of a single sperm directly into a mature egg.
TThe ICSI procedure can help the female partner get pregnant in spite of certain male infertility problems, like the following:
- Sperm which is unable to penetrate or fertilize an egg
- Low sperm count or poor sperm quality
- A blockage in the male’s reproductive tract that prevents him from producing or ejaculating sperm
- Men who require a testicular biopsy (such as after a vasectomy)
- Hormonal Problem
- Immunologic Problems
How ICSI Procedure Works?
ICSI is a very delicate procedure carried out by IVF specialist with utmost care for best results leading to fertilization, the steps mentioned are as follows;
-The mature egg is carefully held with a very special pipette.
-A highly delicate, and hollow pointed needle is used to immobilize and pick up a single sperm.
-The needle is then carefully inserted through the egg and into the cytoplasm of the egg.
-The sperm is then directly injected into the cytoplasm very carefully, and the needle is removed delicately.
-The following day eggs are checked for the traces of normal fertilization.
What is Cytoplasmic Transfer?
Cytoplasmic Transfer process basically involves the injection of a small amount of cytoplasm (it is the viscous semi fluid in an egg), derived from a donor egg, directly into the patient’s eggs.
The cytoplasm which is transferred, is thought to contain constituents missing or irregularly functioning in the recipient egg. The basic idea of cytoplasmic transfer is to overcome any deficiencies that may exist in the cytoplasm of an egg while retaining the patient’s genetic material.
Success Rate for ICSI-IVF Procedure
The Aveta IVF ICSI procedure usually fertilizes mostly good percentage of eggs. One might presume all eggs get fertilized with ICSI-IVF, however, they don’t.
Fertilization is not guaranteed even when a sperm is injected into the egg for further process. The whole process is carried out properly.
Once fertilization happens, the success rate for a couple using ICSI with IVF is the same as a couple using regular IVF treatment.