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Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)-takes ICSI to next level

Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)-takes ICSI to next level


Intra Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)

This method is one the IVF laboratory technique at which the sperm is directly inserted into the egg. Before performing the microinjection, a high quality sperm is selected first. The sperm selection process is performed with the help of a microscope which has highly magnifying power compared to the normal instruments used in ICSI.

A very high power microscope is used to magnify the sperm around 7000 times. In this process, the specialist discards the abnormal sperm and a sperm without any minute abnormality is selected, as it increases the success rates and decreases the risks if miscarriage. The pregnancy rates in this process were increased by 20% compared to the ICSI process. IMSI is the advanced development for male factor infertility.

IMSI is recommended for patients with:

  •     Tubal blockage or severe tubal damage
  •     Ovarian failure (NO PERIODS),
  •     Severe male factor infertility (less than 5 million/hpf)
  •     Advanced stages of endometriosis in women over 40 years old
  •     In couples with a long duration of infertility (over 5 years)

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