"Micro TESE is associated with higher sperm retrieval rates compared with conventional testicular sperm extraction, so this approach has really become the gold standard for sperm extraction in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia," says Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, MPH.
Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, MPH, discusses the development of microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE). Asafu-Adjei is a urologist and medical director of male reproductive medicine at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.