A 36-year-old male asked:
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What is the definition or description of: dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Brian Dorfman
18 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Teratoma: It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, and other tissue.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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