Endometrial Cyst Removal

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Abstract

Endometrial or uterine cysts may be glandular or lymphatic in origin and may range from a few millimeters to as large as 20 cm. The presence of cysts usually indicates a degree of uterine pathology, with affected mares having an increase in uterine biopsy score due in part to increased fibrosis. This chapter gives step-by-step instructions with interpretative information, as well as useful equipment lists for endometrial cyst removal. Cysts may have a negative effect on fertility due to prevention of embryo migration, thus interfering with maternal recognition of pregnancy, interference with early embryonic histotroph absorption, and interference with placentation. Removal of cysts that are large in size or multiple in number may have a positive effect on fertility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
PublisherWiley
Pages85-88
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781119556015
ISBN (Print)9781119555988
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Keywords

  • embryo migration
  • endometrial cyst removal
  • fertility
  • uterine pathology

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