The use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with necrozoospermia

H. Tournaye, J. Liu, P. Nagy, G. Verheyen, A. Van Steirteghem, P. Devroey

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Objective: To investigate whether intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using testicular spermatozoa from necrozoospermic patients results in acceptable fertilization and transfer rates. Design: Retrospective clinical study. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Five patients presenting consistently with 190% dead spermatozoa in their ejaculates. Interventions: In seven treatment cycles, an open testicular biopsy was performed to increase the chances for retrieving viable spermatozoa which were used for ICSI. Main Outcome Measures: Sperm recovery, fertilization, and transfer rates. Results: Testicular sperm were recovered in all treatment cycles and fertilization occurred in six of seven cycles. Overall normal fertilization and transfer rates were 67% and 71%, respectively. One live birth was obtained after five ETs. Conclusion: We recommend testicular sperm recovery for ICSI in patients who invariably or occasionally present with absolute necrozoospermia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume66
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections
Spermatozoa
Fertilization
Live Birth
Tertiary Care Centers
Retrospective Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • male infertility
  • Necrozoospermia
  • sperm viability
  • testicular sperm

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Tournaye, H., Liu, J., Nagy, P., Verheyen, G., Van Steirteghem, A., & Devroey, P. (1996). The use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with necrozoospermia. Fertility and Sterility, 66(2), 331-334.

The use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with necrozoospermia. / Tournaye, H.; Liu, J.; Nagy, P.; Verheyen, G.; Van Steirteghem, A.; Devroey, P.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 66, No. 2, 1996, p. 331-334.

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Tournaye, H, Liu, J, Nagy, P, Verheyen, G, Van Steirteghem, A & Devroey, P 1996, 'The use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with necrozoospermia', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 331-334.
Tournaye, H. ; Liu, J. ; Nagy, P. ; Verheyen, G. ; Van Steirteghem, A. ; Devroey, P. / The use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with necrozoospermia. In: Fertility and Sterility. 1996 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 331-334.
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