Testicular sperm characteristics in men with nonobstructive azoospermia and their impact on intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome

Letter to the Editor

VOLUME 118, ISSUE 2, P426


Nasrin Ghanami Gashti, Ph.D.


I have read the interesting study by Aboukhshaba et al. (1) regarding the impact of testicular sperm parameters in men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes. Severely impaired spermatogenesis because of endogenous or exogenous abnormalities causes NOA, which is one of the most important causes of male infertility and occurs in approximately 1% of men (2). Testicular sperm retrieval from patients with NOA by surgical methods followed by ICSI can create the opportunity for fatherhood in these patients.

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