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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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Are very small ovarian teratomas in teens usually benign or cancerous?

Are very small ovarian teratomas in teens usually benign or cancerous?

Mostly benign: Most dermis cyst are bening that been said due to there high content of fat they make ovaries prone to torsion. Close follow up should be taken. ...Read more

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After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?

After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?

Yes: This type of benign tumor is often bilateral, meaning it often appears on both ovaries. Most likely the teratoma was there already previously but was too small to be detected either by ultrasound or on visualization of the ovaries at time of the surgery. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian teratoma?

What causes an ovarian  teratoma?

Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more

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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Possible removal: Once an ovarian dermoid is removed , especially in the younger patient, follow up ultrasonography is required. The incidence of recurrent dermoid cysts in a pediatric and adolescent population following ovarian cystectomy is 10.6% where only 3% will recur and require further surgical management. Eventually all are cured ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Removal: You should have it removed by a qualified pelvic surgeon! Good luck and hope that it is benign! ...Read more

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Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Depends: It is possible that your surgeon will allow this travel. However this decision is between you and your surgeon, who will know the most about your case and your recovery. Okay to ask this question, take a family or friend with you to your appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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I had immature ovarian teratoma when I was 12, then mature teratoma on the remaining ovary 10yrs later. Is it possible to come back again?

I had immature ovarian teratoma when I was 12, then mature teratoma on the remaining ovary 10yrs later. Is it possible to come back again?

No: once completely removed no , commonly called dermoid cyst of ovary contains 'embryonal elements' some are malignant . Don't worry go for your regular gyn follow up examinations. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed ovarian teratoma& operated. They removed my left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular mens?

I was diagnosed  ovarian teratoma&  operated. They removed my  left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular  mens?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have irregular menses after major surgery and chemotherapy. It may take a few more cycles to become normal. If not you md may be able to give you something to regulate it. ...Read more

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I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst. At what point/size should it be surgically removed. I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.

I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst.  At what point/size should it be surgically removed.  I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.

It depends: Good evening, It appears that you already follow with GYN, so they should be able to tell you when the cyst should be removed. Many times, the cyst is monitored every 6 months to a year for interval increase in size. If the size remains stable over time, there is no need for intervention. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?

If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?

It is possible: You may have , by some possibility miscarriage , discuss with your doctors risk / benefit .If your doctor is suspecting malignancy you have no choice .Majority of dermoid cysts are benign ...Read more

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Gynecologist told me I have an ovarian teratoma, yet she is isn't doing anything except an ultrasound. What is protocol?

Gynecologist told me I have an ovarian teratoma, yet she is isn't doing anything except an ultrasound. What is protocol?

I DISAGREE: I disagree with your GYN assessment and plan the size of the teratoma might make a difference teratoma usually benign but no guarantee there is always the potential for malignancy the size of the cyst will determined the potential cancer again depend on the size but if it is symptomatic i recommend a laproscopy and excision and pathology ...Read more

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Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma(2 month old girl) . Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453(first check), is cancerous?

Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma(2 month old girl) . Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453(first check), is cancerous?

Seek Oncologist opin: Teratoma is a germ cell tumor and by definition is a Cancer, requiring treatment from an oncologist. Seek a second opinion and advice for further treatment or close monitoring. ...Read more

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Will they take your ovaries out if you have bilateral complex ovarian teratomas? I have 3. 5cm, 3cm and on the left side 2.5 cm. I am 8 weeks pregnant

Will they take your ovaries out if you have bilateral complex ovarian teratomas? I have 3. 5cm, 3cm and on the left side 2.5 cm. I am 8 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily...: If teratomas are benign, a good surgeon can separate the normal ovarian tissue from the teratoma, and preserve ovarian function for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

No: You baby will not be affected by the tumor directly, however the presence of an ovarian mass can complicate pregnancy and delivery. Please consult with your OB at the earliest to ensure your and your baby's safety. ...Read more

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Ovarian teratoma has not grown in 6 months. It's 2.5cm. GYN is not do anything since I am allergic to anesthesia. Could my pains be bowel related?

Ovarian teratoma has not grown in 6 months. It's 2.5cm. GYN is not do anything since I am allergic to anesthesia. Could my pains be bowel related?

2nd opinion.: Even if you are allergic to one type of anesthesia, there are other options and thus "allergic to anesthesia" is not a justification. Since there are other causes for pain (which you have not specified), you need to consider getting a 2nd opinion for your pain. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more