A testicular biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove testicular biopsysome testicular tissue to study under the microscope for identifying spermatogenic stages which can be used for fertilization during IVF treatment. Sometimes, there are secondary spermatocytes which have completed reduction division and can be used for IVF/ICSI.
A testicular biopsy can be done in the following situations:
The man’s semen doesn’t contain sperm.
For the process of IVF treatment for Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, it can help to recover the sperm cells
Analysis for hormones reveals any abnormality and the semen need to be examined.
Sometimes the testicular biopsy is done to identify the tumor.
Percutaneous biopsyThere are two different procedures for testicular biopsy
In this process a thin needle is inserted through the skin which also has a syringe to collect testicular tissue and in this process, there is no need of any incision or stitches. Because it is done through the skin it is called a percutaneous biopsy.