ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
The ICSI technique was developed because the fertilisation of the egg is not always successful when using the IVF method. This is most often due to poor semen quality.
The ICSI: under microscope view a single sperm cell is injected directly into the cellular fluid of the oocyte with an ultrafine needle. After maximum 18 hours it is checked if fertilization has occurred. One to three fertilised eggs will be left in the incubator for about 24 hours until they divide and then are transferred back into the uterus.
If more than two or three fertilised eggs are obtained, they can be deep-frozen and used for later treatments.
In the case of a successful fertilization and cell division the embryo will be transferred back into the uterus within 48 hours after the retrieval.
We can neither guarantee that the egg cells will be fertilised nor that the fertilised egg cells will divide and develop normally.