Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration for obstructive azoospermia.

  title={Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration for obstructive azoospermia.},
  author={Prajay Shrivastav and Prakash Nadkarni and S Wensvoort and Ian Craft},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={9 11},
We report the use of percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration as a simpler and more acceptable alternative to microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration for patients with obstructive azoospermia in whom bypass surgery is not feasible or has not been successful. Some contamination of the aspirate with blood is inevitable, but with careful sperm preparation techniques this can be reduced substantially in the final aliquot used for assisted conception. Spermatozoa with active forward progression may… CONTINUE READING