The MESA technique allows the collection of spermatozoa from the epididymis. Its acronym stands for microsurgical sperm aspiration. It involves surgically exposing the epididymis to aspirate its contents, with the aim of finding motile sperm for subsequent use in assisted reproductive techniques.
This procedure allows patients with obstructive azoospermia to become parents without resorting to sperm donation.
Read the full article on: What is Epididymal Sperm Aspiration? Procedure & Techniques ( 43).
By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 02/25/2021