ICSI Treatment

What is ICSI?

ICSI means injection of the sperm into the middle of the egg.
ICSI is an effective method to fertilize the egg.

As with IVF, the ovaries are first stimulated by injections and eggs are retrieved.IVF with ICSI involves the use of specialised micromanipulator and an inverted microscope that enables embryologists to pick up individual sperms in a tiny specially designed hollow ICSI needle. The needle is then carefully advanced through the outer shell of the egg and egg membrane and the sperm is then injected into the inner part (cytoplasm) of the egg.

Pictures Of ICSI

Step 1

Egg has been held in place. Sperm has been picked up by hollow needle (below X) ICSI needle is ready to pierce the outer covering (zona)

Step 2

Needle has penetrated the outer shell (zona) and is stretching the outer membrane. The sperm is seen at the tip of the needle.

Step 3

The needle is within the cytoplasm of the egg and the sperm is about to be injected inside. Fertilization is checked 18 hrs later and the embryos are transferred into the uterus on day 2, 3 or 5.

ICSI Journey

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