Testicular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: outcomes in a specialist fertility centre

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581612
Title:
Testicular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: outcomes in a specialist fertility centre
Authors:
Thornhill, JA; Fanning, DM; Davis, NF; Ward, F; Shamoun, O; Brinsden, P
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581612
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Assisted reproduction with testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are fertility treatment options for couples with severe oligospermia or azoospermia. A retrospective review was performed of 146 TESE procedures in a specialist fertility centre in Ireland. The indication for TESE was obstructive azoospermia (OA) in 59% (n=80) and non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) in 41% (n=56). Sperm retrieval rates after TESE were determined and the pregnancy rates per ICSI cycle number were evaluated. Sperm retrieval rates were 99% (n=79/80) and 32% (n=18/56) for OA and NOA men respectively. Fifty-eight couples proceeded to ICSI. Overall 114 ICSI cycles were performed and 33 cycles resulted in fertilisation (29%). Our sperm retrieval and pregnancy rates are consistent with international studies and support the ongoing role for TESE and ICSI as successful assisted reproductive techniques for male factor infertility in Ireland.
Keywords:
ASSISTED CONCEPTION; FERTILITY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThornhill, JAen
dc.contributor.authorFanning, DMen
dc.contributor.authorDavis, NFen
dc.contributor.authorWard, Fen
dc.contributor.authorShamoun, Oen
dc.contributor.authorBrinsden, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T16:30:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T16:30:04Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/581612en
dc.descriptionAssisted reproduction with testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are fertility treatment options for couples with severe oligospermia or azoospermia. A retrospective review was performed of 146 TESE procedures in a specialist fertility centre in Ireland. The indication for TESE was obstructive azoospermia (OA) in 59% (n=80) and non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) in 41% (n=56). Sperm retrieval rates after TESE were determined and the pregnancy rates per ICSI cycle number were evaluated. Sperm retrieval rates were 99% (n=79/80) and 32% (n=18/56) for OA and NOA men respectively. Fifty-eight couples proceeded to ICSI. Overall 114 ICSI cycles were performed and 33 cycles resulted in fertilisation (29%). Our sperm retrieval and pregnancy rates are consistent with international studies and support the ongoing role for TESE and ICSI as successful assisted reproductive techniques for male factor infertility in Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en
dc.subjectASSISTED CONCEPTIONen
dc.subjectFERTILITYen
dc.titleTesticular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: outcomes in a specialist fertility centreen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en
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