Oocyte recovery post human follicular fluid centrifugation in modified natural cycle and achieving embryo
This case reports a successful live birth by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) following human follicular fluid (HFF) centrifugation for oocyte retrieval in the modified natural cycle of a poor responder patient. A 37-year-old patient presenting with a severe ovarian defect underwent a modified natural cycle with HFF centrifugation prior to ICSI. As there was only one oocyte under direct binocular observation, HFF was centrifuged and a second oocyte was collected. ICSI was performed on both oocytes. Embryo quality and outcome were not compromised by HFF centrifugation. A live birth was achieved in April 2008. In a modified natural cycle, HFF centrifugation avoided loss of oocytes, optimized the IVF treatment, and achieved the development of two embryos.