ICSI ( IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection )

lCSI is the injection of a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the egg.

Who requires ICSI?

Patient who have low sperm count, very poor motility or a high percentage (greater than 95% of sperm with “abnormal” shape (morphology).

ICSI is the only hope for the patient-

  • Who do not ejaculate any sperm (cryptozoospermia).
  • Who for various reasons have problems obtaining an erection and ejaculation?
  • Men with spinal cord injuries, Hodgkin’s, diabetes and other medical problem.
  • Men with obstructive azoospermia, congenital absence of the vas-deferens.
  • Patient who have low sperm count, very poor motility or a high percentage (greater than 95%) of sperm with “abnormal” shape (morphology).

Steps involved in ICSI

  • Women is stimulated for follicle production and egg recovery as in IVF.
  • Single sperm is selected from the semen or directly from the testis/epididymis by TESA/PESA.
  • This single sperm is injected into cytoplasm of egg and are left for fertilization in an incubator as in IVF
  • Transfer of embryo to the uterus occurs in the same routine manner as that for IVF. ICSI can be used for all types of sperm problems-even those with extreme condition.

Chances of success

The success rate of IVF-ICSI treatment in our centre & other best centres all over the world is about 35-40%

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