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Ovarian Teratoma Tumor
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with inherited syndromes. However, vast majority are sporadic and will not be passed on to the kids. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?
I had a teratoma on my ovary. Tumor, ovary and fallopian tube removed. How often should I have my other ovary checked via mri, etc?
Seek Gynecologist's: The advice of your gynecologist should be followed as I am sure he/she has informed you about the future care. Ovaries can be checked by pelvic examination(done by gynecologist) and when in doubt, with an imaging test such as ultrasound. Only if there is a suspected change or growth should more advanced testing(either ct scan or mri) of the abdomen/pelvis be done. ...Read more
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
After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?
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
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