A successful pregnancy outcome in a testicular cancer survivor: case report

Renuka Devi, Nithya Jagadeesan, Saritha Kamala Raghavan


Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. We report a successful pregnancy that was achieved by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using cryopreserved semen from a man with testicular cancer. He was treated for left testicular mixed germ cell tumor with left radical orchiectomy followed by chemotherapy. Three years post chemotherapy, the couple had two successive failures of intrauterine insemination (IUI) with cryopreserved semen. The couple then underwent Assisted reproduction with ICSI. Ten oocytes were retrieved following stimulation of which six oocytes fertilized and progressed. She had transfer of two healthy embryos and the remaining four embryos cryopreserved. Singleton pregnancy was achieved and she delivered a healthy girl baby at 38 weeks of gestation. Assisted reproduction with ICSI is a boon to the male patients with cancer and offers them a chance of fathering their own biological offspring.


Cryopreserved semen, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, Testicular cancer

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