In vitro fertilisation

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Extracorporeal fertilization

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After previous hormonal hyperstimulation of the woman, several oocytes are punctured shortly before ovulation under sonographic control and incubated extracorporeally in physiological milieu with washed sperm of the partner and cultivated over several days. Then one or more fertilized oocytes are implanted into the uterine cavity.

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Female sterility (tubal obliteration after chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, genital TB, tubal endometriosis), post-tubalectomy bds. after tubal gravidity, pathological Sims-Huhner test. Only conditionally suitable for the therapy of male infertility, as the in-vitro fertilisation ability is also linked to (sub-)normal spermiogram findings.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020