ICS (INTRA STOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION-MICROINJECTION)
The ICS (microinjection method) is a treatment method that provides successful results in cases of male infertility.It is possible for males who have low sperm count, low sperm motility or abnormal morphology to have children with the microinjection method.
In the standard IVF treatment, the egg and sperm cells are put into the same environment and expected to inseminate on their own. With the microinjection method, the good quality sperms that are chosen are injected into the egg with micro-straws under a microscope.
The sperms chosen for use in the insemination procedure in the ICSI method are selected through a microscope which enlarges the cells by 400-600 times.For this procedure, the fastest sperm cells with the most normal morphology are selected.
In comparison to the standard IVF treatment, a different insemination method is used for the ICSI procedure. Embryologists inject the sperm into the egg with special injections under a microscope and the inseminated eggs are stored in a special culture environment.16-18 hours after this process, the insemination is monitored. ICSI is a procedure that particularly increases the chance of insemination for couples who have a low egg reserve or infertility due to male factors (such as low sperm count and/or motility).