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I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.
Need information : If it is dermoid cysts of ovary , you are born with it , is there all your life .It contain embryonal elements skin , bone , teeth hair, etc the reason for confusion and majority are benign , if you have children , sonogram might have detected . Speak to your gyn doctor , get it removed , will make your mind at ease. ...Read more
I have a 8.4cm hypoechoic cystic lesion on my ovary. I saw an obgyn who wants to do a lap cystectomy. An oncologist suggested a laparotomy cystectomy. Which is more recommended? Cyst is complex and possibly endometrioma, hemorhaggic or dermoid.
Lap vs open: A laparoscopic approach is the minimally invasive approach. Open cystectomy is an old school way of doing things. Robotic cystectomy may be an option if your facility has one. I personally like the minimally invasive option of laparoscopy/robotic laparoscopy over open approach. Quicker recovery with the same outcomes if surgically equal at both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more
Ovarian dermoid: You can watch it with ultrasound as long as it does not bother you. ...Read more
Single Tumor: Oftentimes dermoids are singular but in some cases can be multiple --- have two small dermoids is probably better than having a very large dermoid that can pressure or invade surrounding organs. ...Read more
Havre 2 areas of fat on ovary 1 is 5 mm & hasn't grown since appeared 2 yrs ago & 2nd is 3mm if these r dermoids why no growth?
Areas of fat ?: Areas of fat is not usually something seen on an ultrasound. Hypoechogenic areas less than 0.5 cm is not worrysome, if you are not menopausal. Serial ultrasounds can be used to follow them. Dermoids tend to be echogenic, that is cast shadows. That is because they can contain hair, teeth, bone, fat, and other skin structures. ...Read more
Dermoids don't recur: It is believed that dermoids of the ovaries "do not recur" once removed; they are probably present at birth; they may seem to recur but new ones may not be detectable until later when they grow and/or become symptomatic. Most women who are found to have a dermoid have only one single dermoid;10 to 15% of women may have more than one dermoid of varying sizes or may have dermoids in both ovaries ...Read more
Based on location: Not sure whether you refer to dermoid cyst of cranium or of ovary .In brain , based on the location and the symptoms the course of action -sy is decided. If close to the brain stem region -lower part , potential for getting infected causing meningitis is there. Similarly rupture can end up even fatally proceded by seizures, severe head ache. Maligant transformation is possible too. Consult sy/gyn. ...Read more
Ask your OB: Much of your answer will involve where the dermoid was, & what effect it had on your reproductive equipment. If it involved a single ovary, removal would leave you one to work with. If nothing else was disturbed. ...Read more