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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not: A dermoid ovarian cyst usually involves a substantial amount of the ovarian composition and even if it is partially resected, if any is left behind then it will recur. Most md's remove the ovary in its' entirety. This cyst has epithelial (ectoderm) derived elements like hair and teeth contained therein.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2017

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