Morphometric categorization of the human oocyte and early conceptus.


Morphometrical procedures were used to quantitatively evaluate human oocytes and embryos in an IVF programme. The metaphase II oocyte was an irregular 3.5 x 10(6) microns 3 sphere of 1.05 coefficient of form. The ooplasmic volume of 1.4 x 10(6) microns 3 was reduced by 10% by fertilization. The zona pellucida behaved as a stable and almost spherical… (More)