Definitions for "Egg retrieval"
This procedure begins in the same fashion as vaginal ultrasound. Patients receive small doses of medication given intravenously to relax them. In addition, a local anesthetic will be used in the vagina. The vagina will be cleansed to minimize the risk of infection. The vaginal transducer is inserted into the vagina and the eggs are retrieved with a needle inserted through the vaginal wall under the guidance of ultrasound. No abdominal incisions are required.
Procedure for obtaining eggs (oocytes), involving the passing of a needle into a mature (or preovulatory follicle, either directly at laparoscopy or (more usually) via the vagina guided by transvaginal ultrasound.
the second stage of in vitro fertilization, in which eggs are collected from the ovaries for fertilization.