Ovarian Endometrioma

Guidelines for Selection of Cases for Surgical Treatment or Expectant Management

Molly Carnahan; Jennifer Fedor; Ashok Agarwal; Sajal Gupta


Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2013;8(1):29-55. 

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Traditional Treatment Techniques: An Overview

Treatment for women with ovarian endometriomas is a controversial topic and depends on a variety of factors including ovarian reserve prior to treatment, cyst laterality, location and hindering effects, patient age and prior treatment. Although medical treatment such as oral contraceptives has been shown to reduce symptoms of ovarian endometrioma, use of such treatment is counterproductive in women who are trying to conceive.