When the number of good quality are low IVF cannot be performed . In such cases, eggs can be directly fertilized by injecting the into the egg by the help of sophisticated micromanipulator. This is ICSI
Due to any cause. (absent ) due to any cause can also treated by ICSI after obtaining by aspiration team testis. (TESE, TESA, PESA)
Kindly refer IVF for the steps of IVF/ICSI. The only difference is in the embryology part.
After the eggs are obtained the embryologist will select a healthy and do ICSI. The resulting embryos are transferred (E.T) in the same way.
Chances of abnormality:
There is slightly increased chance of abnormality in baby in ICSI (2%) composed to IVF (1%) of general population (1%). It is quite logical to know that genetic abnormalities which may cause problems will be, obviously transmitted to next generation.
Again, the success depends on quality of eggs and . Our embryologist is highly skilled and the can offer 60% success if gametes are healthy.