ICSI is an acronym for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. Other names include microinsemination or direct egg injection. The ICSI procedure is performed by directly injecting one sperm into one mature egg during in vitro fertilization (IVF). ICSI is a major step in fertilization helping to assure egg fertilization in cases where sperm count or sperm motility are low and insufficient for fertilization on their own. ICSI can also be required when there is a blockage in the male reproductive system or in men where testicular biopsy is required for sperm retrieval like following vasectomy. ICSI has become widely used in conjunction with IVF and is the single largest advancement to date in the treatment of male factor infertility.
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