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What do you know about dermoid ovarian cysts, also known as ovarian teratoma. did it formed from a failed pregnancy due to complications with cell division?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Dermoid cysts (usually benign teratoma's, histologically) can contain a variety of hormonally active constituents of the dermus. They are caused by "cellular rests" which have the potential to affect other body functions. B/c of the potential for malignancy, such cysts are generally removed via laparoscopic surgery.
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