Testis Biopsy For Evaluation of Male Infertility and Sperm Retrieval for ART (IVF, ICSI)

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is a Testicular Biopsy?

Testicular biopsy refers to the removal of a small amount of tissue from the testes for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.  Typically testicular biopsy is performed to determine the cause of infertility in men with azoospermia.  A testicular biopsy can determine whether azoospermia is obstructive or nonobstructive, which is important to know to plan treatment.

shutterstock_22813819-[Converted]A testicular biopsy can be performed percutaneously under local anesthesia or in the operating room under general anesthesia through an incision in the scrotum.

A testicular biopsy can be performed in order to obtain sperm for use in in vitro fertilization.  Typically, a variation of testicular biopsy called testicular sperm extraction (TESE) or more often microscopic testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) is performed to obtain sperm for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in men with nonobstructive azoospermia. Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) is another technique used to obtain sperm for in vitro fertilization.

 


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