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About your procedure: Sperm retrieval  
Abstract:  This handout explains different sperm retrieval procedures, including TESA, TESE, microTESE, PESA, and MESA. These procedures may be done as a part of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single sperm is injected into each egg. The handout also includes instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, August 1, 2013
UWMC Availability:  Urology Clinic; Men's Health Center
General Topics:  Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders; Family Planning
Specific Subject(s):  Sperm Count; Self Care; Patient Care Procedures and Instructions; Assistive Technology Devices
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Men; Partner; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Technical
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3893

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