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Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Quick healing: A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. Surgical removal is performed when a cyst becomes painful or inflammed.or begins enlarging. If ovarian in origin, laparoscopic resection is employed and recovery is fast.
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

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