Microscopic testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) is a procedure that takes sperm directly from the testicular tissue of a man’s reproductive system. If a man can't release or make enough healthy sperm naturally, this medical procedure may be recommended for fertility reasons (to enable the man to father a child). The testicular tissue is found in the two testes, where the sperm is made. The testes are found inside the scrotum, the small sac behind and under the penis.
A urologist, a doctor who specializes in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs, typically performs the procedure by making a few small cuts in the testicle and removing a small amount of tissue. Once the tissue is removed from the body, it is examined under a microscope to look for sperm. If found, the sperm can be used right away to fertilize an egg, or the sperm cells can be frozen, stored and then thawed at a later time to be used for infertility treatment.
The procedure is usually performed in the operating room with the patient under general anesthesia. A single incision is made in the middle of the scrotum. A microscope is used to help see the fine tubules of the testis that may contain sperm. All sutures (stitches) that are used dissolve on their own. The patient is able to go home the day of the procedure, and should be able to resume normal activities within one to two weeks.
Possible risks of the micro-TESE procedure include bleeding, infection, and pain or discomfort after the procedure. There is a very rare chance that the testicle itself will be damaged during the procedure.
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