A review article on ovarian cystectomy in endometriomas by laparoscopy

Amita Yadav, Shweta Patel


Endometrioma is one of the most frequent adnexal masses in the reproductive population. Medical therapy is inefficient and cannot be recommended in the management of ovarian endometriomas. The general consensus is that ovarian endometriomas larger than 4 cm should be removed, both to reduce pain and to improve spontaneous conception rates. The removal of ovarian endometriomas can be difficult, as the capsule is often densely adherent. While the surgical treatment of choice is surgical laparoscopy, for conservative treatment, the preferred method is modified combined cystectomy. Cystectomy can be destructive for the ovary, whereas ablation may be incomplete, with a greater risk of recurrence.


Combined technique, Cystectomy, Endometrioma, Laparoscopy

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