Ovarian Endometrioma


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An ovarian endometrioma is a cyst that is attached to the ovaries and that contains tissue similar to the uterine lining (endometrial tissue). Endometriomas (also called endometrial or "chocolate" cysts) typically range in size from 0.4 in. (1 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm).

Current as of: October 6, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology