Ovarian Cystectomy Surgery Compromises Ovarian Reserve

Ovarian cysts are one of the most common diagnoses in the gynecologist’s office. From masses from endometriosis (endometriomas) to corpus luteum cysts (that can form when fluid gets trapped in a follicle after normal ovulation), many benign cysts require surgery if they are causing pain or causing the ovary to twist on itself and cut off blood supply. However, is the surgery to remove these cysts as benign as the cysts themselves? New research points to a decrease in fertility markers following benign ovarian cystectomy.