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Ovarian Teratoma Encephalitis
I had a ovarian teratoma/ encephalitis had alot of seizures n now my memory sucks n I dnt think I will be able to attend school will I recover?
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
After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal: You should have it removed by a qualified pelvic surgeon! Good luck and hope that it is benign! ...Read more
Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?
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 was diagnosed ovarian teratoma& operated. They removed my left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular mens?
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
If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?
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