ICSI (MICROINJECTION)

Nicosia IVF Centre


Microinjection is an IVF method that is used when the sperm counts and mobility are low, and when there is sperm morphology. It is performed by placing the male’s sperm into the female’s cytoplasm in her egg. It is also known as "Intra-Cytoplasmatic Sperm Injection" (ICSI).

Under Which Circumstances Is It Used?

  • In cases where no fertilisation has occurred in previous IVF trials and when the fertility rate is low
  • In cases where surgical procedures such as TESA/TESE are required to obtain sperm
  • In cases when poor sperm parameters exist

Many IVF centers have started using the ICSI method along with IVF methods because of its high success rate.