[Application of microdissection testicular sperm extraction in non-obstructive azoospermia].

Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology

PubMedID: 29019231

Tang JX, Song LB, Qin C. [Application of microdissection testicular sperm extraction in non-obstructive azoospermia]. Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2016;22(8):730-734.
The development of testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has made it possible for patients with non-obstructive azoospermia to have their own children. However, sperm retrieval by conventional TESE succeeds but in a subset of patients and, therefore, how to improve the success rate of sperm retrieval is becoming a focus of research. Recent studies suggest that microdissection TESE, although with its limitations, has obvious advantages over traditional sperm retrieval methods. This article presents an overview on the characteristics, predictive factors, sperm retrieval rate, post-operative complications, and improvement of microdissection TESE.