Top
10
Doctor insights on: Dermoid Cyst Scalp

Share
1

1
Dermoid cyst developed and grew to 2cm in 2 months??

Dermoid cyst developed and grew to 2cm in 2 months??

Best option by remov: If it is ovarian dermoid cyst best option is by removal as it my twist , or if bursts will give severe chemical peritonitis , or even may undergo malignant transformation . See your Gyn surgeon . ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


2

2
Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened. ...Read more

4

4
If a dermoid cyst bursts what are the risks?

If a dermoid cyst bursts what are the risks?

Infection: If a sebaceous cyst ruptures, there is more risk that it will become infected. Ideally, sebaceous cysts should usually be excised before they get so large that they rupture. If they get infected, they should usually be surgically drained and packed with gauze to control the infection. Antibiotics usually are needed. Surgical excision is often advisable after control of the infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How to get rid of a dermoid cyst?

How to get rid of a dermoid cyst?

Surgery: Laparoscopic removal of the dermoid cyst is really the only way to get rid of it. Importantly a surgeon need only remove the cyst and not the ovary. ...Read more

6

6
Can a dermoid cyst prevent preganancy?

Can a dermoid cyst prevent preganancy?

No: You may still ovulate regularly with a dermoid cyst. Please use some form of contraception - at least condoms- until the cyst is removed. ...Read more

8

8
I have a 4cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary?

I have a 4cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary?

Removal is ideal: Majority of dermoid cysts are benign , best option is removal most of the time by laparoscopy , as with time they increase in size , if ruptures will cause severe chemical peritonitis and malignancy will be ruled out . It is low risk safe procedure . ...Read more

9

9
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

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


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