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Y Fong, YY Yong, PYA Lim, SL Yu
Correspondence: Dr Y Fong
Surgical retrieval of spermatozoa for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) programs for severely oligospermic men has been in use for several years now. In the recent 2 to 3 years, clinicians have begun to move towards non-surgical methods of retrieving sperm in certain selected groups of men. Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) has had good results in terms of number of sperm obtained, as well as the fertilisation and pregnancy rates. The first reported use of such a technique in Singapore is described.
Keywords: percutaneous, sperm aspiration, absent vas, azoospermia
Singapore Med J 2000; 41(6): 286-289