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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy??

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Dermoid: A dermoid is not fetal tissue.
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more.
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