January 2012

Sperm Storage Techniques in the Future

With the introduction of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), patients with severe cases of male factor can father children today. For cases of azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate), Dr. Bastuba extract sperm surgically from the epididymus or from tissue removed from the testis. In order to avoid additional tissue-damaging sperm extractions in the future, the goal is to retrieve as much sperm as possible during the procedure and to store obtained sperm as save as possible.

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