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Sperm extracted and cryopreserved from testes several hours after death results in pregnancy following frozen embryo transfer: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10624508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 38-year-old male died suddenly on his honeymoon. Sperm was extracted from his testes 3 h following his death and cryopreserved. His wife had in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the eggs were inseminated by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). None of the sperm were motile. Selection was based on softness and pliability. There were 4 embryos formed that cleaved, but only 2 were transferred on the retrieval cycle. The wife failed to conceive, but then had a second transfer of the 2 cryopreserved embryos. She achieved a chemical pregnancy with the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin level attaining a maximum level of 107 mIU/mL (rising from 19 mIU/mL). Though this retrieval cycle did not result in a successful pregnancy the achievement of a clinical pregnancy following frozen embryo transfer at least provides cautious optimism for other cases with similar conditions.
Authors:
M Check; D Summers-Chase; J H Check; J Choe; A Nazari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of andrology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0148-5016     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Androl.     Publication Date:    1999 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-14     Completed Date:  2000-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806755     Medline TA:  Arch Androl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cryopreservation*
Embryo Transfer
Female
Fertilization in Vitro*
Humans
Male
Postmortem Changes*
Pregnancy
Semen Preservation*
Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic
Testis / cytology

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