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Is hatching recommended in an IVF-ICSI cycle?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/23/2016

In order for the embryo to implant in the uterine endometrium, it must break and leave the covering (zona pellucida) that surrounds it. The hatching is what is known as the rupture of this membrane to allow the exit of embryonic cells and implantation.

Therefore, assisted hatching is nothing more than making a small hole in the zona pellucida of the fertilized egg, or embryo, to facilitate implantation.

In some IVF-ICSI situations, it is convenient to make hatching to facilitate implantation. One situation in which it would be beneficial to make this small hole is in those embryos with a thickened zona pellucida.

Suggested for you: ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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