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Is it Time to Revisit Your Cryotanks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic? An Embryologist's Perspective

Manali V Daga, Priyanka H Vora, Sukhpreet Patel, Mehernosh J Jassawalla

Keywords : Case report, Cryocane, Cryopreservation, Cryotanks, Cryovials, Liquid nitrogen

Citation Information : Daga MV, Vora PH, Patel S, Jassawalla MJ. Is it Time to Revisit Your Cryotanks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic? An Embryologist's Perspective. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (2):144-146.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1883

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: To present options for management of errors resulting from the cryopreservation of large volumes of semen samples and long freeze-to-thaw intervals. Background: The cryopreservation of gametes is on the rise owing to its established safety and efficiency. Case description: We present a challenging case at our center of a lost semen vial due to a broken cryocane and a systematic approach to locating it. Conclusion: Systematic troubleshooting can help locating misplaced gamete samples in high-volume centers. Clinical significance: New guidelines for containment systems is the need of the hour.

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