More than 3 million families in Turkey have had a child by in vitro fertilization, and we can say that almost half of this number have used the microinjection method. This method is revolutionary, especially due to its high success rate in the treatment of male infertility.
What is Microinjection?
Microinjection, also known as ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) method, is the name given to the method that allows us to add microscopic substances to the cell with the help of a micropipette. In this method, instead of waiting for the sperm to fertilize the ovule, the sperm is placed directly into the ovule.
How is ICSI Different from IVF?
In the IVF technique, sperm cells taken from the man are placed around one of the ovule cells taken from the woman in the laboratory environment, and sperm is expected to fertilize the ovule by itself. This is similar to fertilization in a normal pregnancy. The only difference is that the fertilization here is in the laboratory environment.
In the ICSI method, we apply one of the sperm taken from the man and inject it with the help of special pipettes into the ovule cell we take from the expectant mother. This is the reason why we also call this method microinjection.
Advantages of Microinjection Therapy
Microinjection therapy is a technique with a much higher probability of fertilization than conventional IVF applications. Especially in cases such as low sperm count and sperm quality in the father-to-be, the probability of fertilization by IVF method is low. Unfortunately, it is impossible in cases such as the absence of mature sperm cells. In the ICS method, a single sperm being sufficient can ensure fertilization in such cases.
Microinjection Method Applied to Who?
The microinjection method in IVF is applied in the following cases:
In cases where sperm count is low and sperm quality is low,
In patients with azoospermia and sperm obtained by biopsy from testis,
In patients with severe disorders in sperm form and morphology,
In patients with anti-sperm-antibodies considered as the cause of infertility,
In those who have tried the classical in vitro fertilization (IVF) method and have not had successful results,
In patients who will undergo preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD),
And also it is applied in cases of unexplained infertility.
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