How does drainage compare to laparoscopic cystectomy in the treatment of endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Ovarian endometriomas can be treated by drainage or cystectomy. Laparoscopic cystectomy was found to yield better pain relief and pregnancy rates than drainage. [96, 97] Medical therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists reduces the size of the cyst but does not influence pain relief. [98]


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