Weill Medical College
Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery
"State-of-the-Art Compassionate Care for the Infertile Couple"
Fig 1. Injection of human cadaveric testicle reveals tunical perforating arteries entering at poles and coursing under tunica albuginea. (Courtesy of Jonathan P. Jarrow)
Fig 2. Testis biopsy is performed using iris scissors under 10-power magnification provided by an operating microscope. Note that testicular blood vessels can be easily seen and readily avoided.
Fig 3. A touch prep is made by applying a glass slide to the cut surface of seminiferous tubules.
Fig 4. Intraoperative wet prep cytological examination reveals sperm with tails.