Mature egg cells are retrieved from the intended mother via a surgical procedure called follicular puncture. This surgical procedure involves puncturing the ovarian follicles (hence the name) to aspirate the follicular fluid, where the mature eggs are contained.
Follicular puncture to retrieve mature egg cells
By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc (embryologist), Elena Martín Hidalgo MD (gynecologist), Gorka Barrenetxea Ziarrusta MD, PhD (gynecologist), María de Las Heras Martínez BSc, MSc (clinical embryologist), Miguel Dolz Arroyo MD, PhD (gynecologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 10/22/2018