If no sperm cells are found in an ejaculate a biopsy of the testicle can be taken to see whether there are any sperm cells in the testicle itself. If this is the case, the biopsy tissue can be frozen. In the best case, this will give us enough sperm cells for several IVF attempts.
Practical info : For this you will be given an appointment with Prof. Vanderschueren at UZ Leuven. He will discuss the indications with you and tell you if there is more or less chance of finding usable sperm cells.
A biopsy is organised in conjunction with the LUFC and carried out by the urologist at UZ Leuven.