Zygote Inrtafallopian Transfer Disease (Infertility)
Zift: stands for zygote intrafallopian transfer, a method used to treat infertility in which an egg fertilized in vitro (outside the body) is placed into a woman's fallopian tube. ... An embryo, a mass of cells with no recognizable human features, begins formation of a human body.
The average zift cycle takes five weeks to complete. First, the female must take a fertility medication clomiphene to stimulate egg production in the ovaries. The doctor will monitor the growth of the ovarian follicles, and once they are mature, the woman will receive an injection containing human chorionic gonadotropins(hcg or hcg). The eggs will be harvested approximately 36 hours later, usually by transvaginal ovum retrieval. After fertilization in the laboratory, the resulting early embryos or zygotes are placed into the woman's fallopian tubes using a laparoscope.
Zift has been used in infertility situations where at least one fallopian tube is normal and other treatments have failed; however, the need for two interventions and the fact that ivf results are equal or better (as of 2004), leaves few indications for this procedure. Accordingly, the number of zifts performed has been declining