Egg retrieval technique illustrationBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04758
Egg retrieval technique illustration
Egg retrieval is often done through a procedure called transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. During this procedure, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina to identify the follicles. A needle is then guided through the vagina and into a follicle. A suction device connected to the needle is used to remove the egg from the follicle. Multiple eggs can be removed from multiple follicles in about 30 minutes.