Endometrioma <= 3 cm in Diameter per se Does Not Affect Ovarian Reserve in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Cycles

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ESİNLER İ., Bozdag G., Arikan I., Demir B., Yarali H.

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, vol.74, no.4, pp.261-264, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000339630
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Our aim was to determine the effect of single endometriomas <= 3 cm in diameter per se on ovarian reserve in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. Methods: We enrolled 19 consecutive infertile patients (29 cycles) who had unilateral single endometriomas <= 3 cm in diameter and who underwent ICSI. Results: The mean age of the patients was 33.3 +/- 8 4.9 years. The mean diameter of endometriomas was 21.8 +/- 8 4.9 mm. Left-and right-sided endometriomas were 34.5 and 65.5%, respectively. The number of oocytes retrieved from ovaries with endometriomas and contralateral normal ovaries was comparable (5.9 +/- 8 4.3 vs. 5.4 +/- 8 3.8). Conclusion: Endometriomas <= 3 cm in diameter per se did not have a deleterious effect on ovarian reserve in ICSI cycles. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel