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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries can i get the same to my other ovary?

Dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries can i get the same to my other ovary?

Yes, less likely: Benign cystic teratomas, or dermoid cysts, are germ cell tumors of the ovary that account for 20-25% of all ovarian tumors and are bilateral in 10-15% of cases.1 They have a low incidence of malignancy, reported as 1-3%. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quite large over years, and is much more easily removed when small to mid-size. They do not "go away on their own." Many Gyn surgeons would remove it for you at this size: discuss with doctor you trust what's best for you. Good wishes ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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I am about to have my 2nd dermoid cyst removed. How can I prevent these? Should i remove my ovaries since i'm done having children?

I am about to have my 2nd dermoid cyst removed. How can I prevent these?  Should i remove my ovaries since i'm done having children?

Dermoids: I'm so sorry you're going through this. Sadly, there's not much you can do to prevent dermoids from forming. Definitely shouldn't remove ovaries as they are necessary for your bone and heart health prior to menopause. Hang in there, you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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How to avoid having dermoid cyst in ovary?

How to avoid having dermoid cyst in ovary?

DERMOID CYST OVARY: SORRY. ONE CANNOT AVOID THIS CONDITION.

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Have a dermoid cyst on left ovary was 3 CM 8months ago, it's now 7.5 cm, they say it's stable and not looking at removing it, why?

Have a dermoid cyst on left ovary was 3 CM 8months ago, it's now 7.5 cm, they say it's stable and not looking at removing it, why?

SECOND OPINION: I WILL GET SECOND OPINION TO INCREASE FROM 3CM TO 7.5CM THAT IN MY OPINION A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE DERMOID CYST ARE MAINLY BENIGN BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOURS IS SO I WILL GET SECOND OPINION ...Read more

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What is the cause of dermoid cyst in ovary?

What is the cause of dermoid cyst in ovary?

Just occurs.: There is no specific cause for these cyst. They are thought to be present from an early age, and begin to grow if they are stimulated by timing or hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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What is the treatment for a dermoid cyst on the ovary in a 60 yr old female?

First blood work: To try to determine if it is benign and then it should be removed unless it is very small and blood work is normal and n=u have no sxs, but in the vast majority of cases esp at your age it needs to come out as it could be premalignant or a malignant dermoid. ...Read more

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Dermoid Cyst (Definition)

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, ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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