Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Endometrioma

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_1883-2

Definition

A benign ovarian cyst containing endometrium-like cells. It is commonly referred to as a chocolate cyst. It has the potential to become malignant so it is generally removed after diagnosis.

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Keywords

Cancer Research Ovarian Cyst Benign Ovarian Cyst Chocolate Cyst 
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See Also

  1. (2012) Endometrium. In: Schwab M (ed) Encyclopedia of cancer, 3rd edn. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, p 1239. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_1886Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany