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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, tooth and even some neural tissue. They are benign but generally need to be removed. ...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


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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

It is a type: Of abnormal ovarian cyst that is usually benign, rarely it can be non benign, all you have to do is go to google search engine and put in dermoid cyst with hair and you can read all about it and your doc who diagnosed your cyst shpuld have explained everything to you like I do with all of my patients. ...Read more

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What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

Well : When a cyst ruptures you can have pain information and occasionally pelvic infection. See obstetrician gynecologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always have a complex appearance and the mural nodule is simply part of that. Most dermoids gradually get bigger and have to be removed at some point, but if it remains stable it could be watched. Surgery can be done day surgery with small incisions. ...Read more

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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

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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 causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

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

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Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of
a failed pregnancy?

NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more