When a male has a type of obstructive azoospermia and is unable to obtain sperm in ejaculated semen, one of the options for trying to obtain viable sperm is testicular biopsy. It consists of a surgical intervention in which small fragments of testicular tissue are removed the spermatozoa are looked for under a microscope.
By Jon Ander Agirregoikoa M.D. (gynecologist), Marita Espejo Catena M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Marie Tusseau (invitra staff) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 07/14/2022