chapter  6
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Ovarian endometriosis

The word ‘endometrioma’ is used to describe an endometriotic cyst of the ovary. Another term in widespread use is chocolate cyst, because of the characteristic dark brown or chocolate-coloured content of the cyst. Many haemorrhagic cysts are functional cysts, particularly corpus luteal cysts (Figure 6.7). The presence of other signs of endometriosis can help to distinguish between functional cysts and endometriosis.