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What's ICSI?

Post  murphy on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:42 am

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a fertility procedure that injects one sperm into an egg. This technique was introduced in 1992 by Dr. Jean-Pierre Palermo in Belgium.

"Intracytoplasmic" means that something is located inside the cytoplasm of a cell. The cytoplasm is the fluid inside the cell membrane.

Cells consist of the membrane, the cytoplasm and the nucleus. The membrane allows materials to pass into and out of the cell. The nucleus holds the chromosomes, or genetic material.

The cytoplasm is everything between membrane and nucleus. It's made up of amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, ions, nucleic acids, sugars and vitamins. The cytoplasm controls cell expansion, growth and replication of cells.

The first four intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatments resulted in successful pregnancies. ICSI is now routinely implemented in cases of male factor infertility.
Read more?http://www.empowher.com/infertility-fertility/content/intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatment-male-factor-infertility
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