Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
ICSI is a special method of artificial insemination (in vitro fertilisation). It is used when sperm quality is severely impaired or if non-fertilisation occurred during IVF treatment (fertilisation failure)
What does ICSI treatment involve?
The individual steps of stimulation, follicle puncture as well as embryo cultivation and transfer are identical to the IVF treatment process. But because of the severely impaired sperm quality, the introduction of the sperm into the egg cell takes place using a wafer-thin glass needle. A single sperm is injected directly into an egg cell under microscopic control. This increases the probability of the egg cell being fertilised to about 95%.
This method is also used after surgical extraction of sperm from the testicle (testicular tperm extraction, or TESE for short) and, in certain circumstances, when frozen sperm is used, if for example there is unfavorable motility after having thawed out.
- Used when semen quality is severely impaired
- Can also be used as a complement to IVF treatment
ICSI treatment at KINDERWUNSCH Erlangen
We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic. Our fertility experts will be happy to advise you on all aspects of the intracytoplasmic sperm injection process. Contact us now to arrange an appointment for a personal consultation.