Embryos generated using testicular spermatozoa have higher developmental potential than those obtained using epididymal spermatozoa in men with obstructive azoospermia

Dmitri Dozortsev, Rosa Neme, Michael Peter Diamond, Soraya Abdelmassih, Vicente Abdelmassih, Flavio Oliveira, Roger Abdelmassih

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether the injection of testicular spermatozoa results in more viable embryos (higher implantation rate) than injection of epididymal spermatozoa in cases of obstructive azoospermia. Design: Retrospective analysis of 265 cases of testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) and percutaneous sperm aspiration (PESA), including 185 cases of obstructive azoospermia. Setting: Private Infertility clinic. Patient(s): None, charts review. Intervention(s): None, charts review. Main Outcome Measure(s): Clinical pregnancy rate (PR), implantation rate. Result(s): Although fertilization rates were higher in the PESA group, implantation rates were significantly better in the TESA group. There was also a trend to higher ongoing PR and lower miscarriage rates in TESA cases. Conclusion(s): In cases of obstructive azoospermia, embryos generated using testicular spermatozoa have higher developmental potential than those obtained using epididymal spermatozoa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-611
Number of pages6
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Obstructive azoospermia
  • PESA
  • TESA
  • fertilization rate
  • miscarriage
  • pregnancy rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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