Management of ovarian endometriomas

Charles Chapron, Paolo Vercellini, Habib Barakat, Marco Vieira, Jean Bernard Dubuisson

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The efficiency of medical therapy as a unique treatment for endometrioma has not been demonstrated. Operative laparoscopic management is the 'gold standard' for surgical treatment, and there are no indications to prescribe medical treatment before cystectomy. Post-operative administration of low-dose cyclic oral contraceptives does not significantly affect the long-term recurrence of endometriosis after surgical treatment. In case of infertility, the management of endometriomas is controversial. Recurrent ovarian surgery is not recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-597
Number of pages7
JournalHuman Reproduction Update
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002


  • Endometrioma
  • Intraperitoneal cystectomy
  • Operative laparoscopy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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    Chapron, C., Vercellini, P., Barakat, H., Vieira, M., & Dubuisson, J. B. (2002). Management of ovarian endometriomas. Human Reproduction Update, 8(6), 591-597.