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What causes teratomas?

What causes teratomas?

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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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


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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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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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I have a hemoragic endometriotic teratoma cyst what is it and can it cause cáncer cause im in pain a lot its 4cm and don't have the money to see obgyn?

I have a hemoragic endometriotic teratoma cyst what is it and can it cause cáncer cause im in pain a lot its 4cm and don't have the money to see obgyn?

Surgery: If you have a tumor on your ovary, you need it biopsied or removed.

If you don't have insurance, go to the emergency room of the local hospital with the best cancer program, and tell them that you have bad abdominal pain.

They will have to get a ct scan to rule out appendicitis, and once they see the tumore, they are required by law to treat you, regardless of your ability to pay. ...Read more

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What is teratoma?

What is teratoma?

Germ cell tumor: Teratoma is a: type of germ cell tumor that may contain several different types of tissue and sometimes mature elements such as hair, muscle, and bone. Teratomas occur most often in the ovary, testis, and in the sacrococcygeal region. They may be benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Can a teratoma regrow?

Can a teratoma regrow?

Maybe: If a teratoma is completely removed (negative surgical margins), it should not regrow. If microscopic deposits are left after surgery (+ surgical margins), then a teratoma can regrow over time. ...Read more

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What is benign teratoma?

What is benign teratoma?

Teratomas: Teratomas are a type of tumor or mass made up of different types of tissues. They are congenital (meaning they are present at the time of birth) but may not be detected until later in life. Teratomas can be benign or malignant. Benign means the teratoma is non-cancerous and won't spread to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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How does a teratoma form?

How does a teratoma form?

Embryonal tissue: A teratoma is a tumor of tissues comprising different organs such as bone, skin, nerve tissue usually derived from more than one germ layer. The teratomas have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex organs or processes such as eyes, torso, and hands, feet, or other limbs, virtually attempting to recreate a fetus. They arise from embryonal cells in ovary and testis ...Read more

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Are teratomas something only females can have?

Are teratomas something only females can have?

Both: They can occur in both sexes. Teratomas derived from germ cells occur in the testes in men and ovaries in women. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: teratoma?

Benign or maligant: 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 the multiple cell types. ...Read more

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Hello too whow its may concern, when a woman had teratoma what's good for that. Please help thanks.

Hello too whow its may concern, when a woman had teratoma what's good for that. Please help thanks.

Need details: If you are talking of ovarian teratoma most of them have excellent prognosis if detected early. At 24 you most likely have well differentiated type also known as dermoid need simple surgical removal is enough and benign. The other poorly differentiated one depends on the stage, You have to speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a teratoma cyst?

What is a teratoma cyst?

Germ cell tumor: Teratomas are germ cell tumors. Most are cystic and composed of mature differentiated tissue, such as skin, teeth, and hair. The mature cystic teratoma accounts for most and is almost always benign. It is the most common ovarian tumor in women in their teens and twenties. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mature teratoma?

What exactly is a mature teratoma?

Mature teratoma is: A type of benign (noncancerous) germ cell tumor that often contains several different types of tissue such as hair, muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Is it common to have more than one ovarian teratoma?

Is it common to have more than one ovarian teratoma?

Not common: This would not be "common" but certainly it can happen. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign. The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more

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Are teratoma tumors genetic?

Are teratoma tumors genetic?

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

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Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Very unlikely.: A teratoma is a tumor made up of normal organ tissues in a unusual location. Tissues may be more or less mature. The more mature the cells are, the more normal they are hence the less chance of them acting in a malignant way. There's a very slim chance that a teratoma behaves as a malignant tumor, but follow-up is critical: the more time passes after removal, the better the chances. ...Read more

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What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

Tumor of infancy: Sacrococcygeal teratoma or sct is a tumor that normally occurs in infants located at the tailbone. Can be quite large or small. Can usually be picked on prenatal ultrasound. Occurs more commonly in girls and if removed promptly will most likely be benign. ...Read more

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How could I get a benign cystic teratoma?

Unclear question: Do you have this problem? If so tell us where it is and if it has been treated or not. Why someone gets any disease is not obvious...It is chance or bad luck, I suppose. ...Read more

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How harmful is my unborn's sacrococcygeal teratoma?

How harmful is my unborn's sacrococcygeal teratoma?

Depends: A lot depends on the size and the amount of blood flow. If large with extensive blood flow it could cause heart failure of the fetus. This needs to be monitored carefully by your perinatologist and pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cancer and a teratoma?

What is the difference between cancer and a teratoma?

CA & Teratoma: Teratoma is a tumor with more than one tissue or organ in it that are all normal, like teeth and hair. Tumor is just a mass or lump. CA is made up of cells that are no longer normal and that are rapidly dividing and growing. ...Read more

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Is a sacrococcygeal teratoma hereditary or environmental?

Is a sacrococcygeal teratoma hereditary or environmental?

During fetus state: Is an error in the formation of fetus. Is not hereditary. ...Read more

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Simple cystic teratoma is seen commonly in which age group?

Simple cystic teratoma is seen commonly in which age group?

Need more medical in: I need more info. Where is this cystic teratoma located? Unless it is in the testes or ovaries, it is hard to know what you are dealing with. You should go discuss this matter with your doctor who told you about this problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 2.7 CM mature teratoma or dermoid & I am freaking out need answers please?

What to do if I have a 2.7 CM mature teratoma or dermoid & I am freaking out need answers please?

Do nothing: Ovaian teratomas are almost always benign. They are to be left alone for the most part unless they enlarge to about 6 cm. Or are associated with pain. They can be followed by sonography and if they do enlarge can be removed by laparoscopy. Right now nothing shold be done. ...Read more

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Just wanted to know for a 4inch Teratoma near the ovary would that most like require which type of surgery?

Just wanted to know for a 4inch Teratoma near the ovary would that most like require which type of surgery?

Laparascopic: A laparascopic cystectomy is a good option for removal of a teratoma that size. It depends on the surgeon skill set, the ovarian cyst size and the number of surgeries or medical issues you may have
Best Wishes
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Difference between pilonidal cyst and teratoma?

Difference between pilonidal cyst and teratoma?

Completely different: 2 completely different entities.
One is due to an infection from hair, the other due to cells from embryologic origin. ...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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I was told by the hospital I have a teratoma on my ovary. What can I expect now?

I was told by the hospital I have a teratoma on my ovary. What can I expect now?

Surgery is next.: Teratomas of the ovary are special type of tumors that may have skin type tissue inside them, fat, hair, even teeth. Most of the time they are benign, but there are rare instances in which they are malignant. They should be surgically removed (usually removal of just one ovary is done in someone your age). Next step is an appointment with a gyn surgeon to schedule your surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ovary cyst again after few years after removing the teratoma in ovary?

Is it possible to have ovary cyst again after few years after removing the teratoma in ovary?

Recurrent cysts: Yes, you could have a cyst in the same ovary a few months after a cyst is removed. ...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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I have a thin wall complex mass at left adnexial area measures 12*10*9 CM locally benign, mature teratoma on top of ddx, no local lnd, what shall I do?

I have a thin wall complex mass at left adnexial area measures 12*10*9 CM locally benign, mature teratoma on top of ddx, no local lnd, what shall I do?

Get it removed: This is a large cyst, suspected to have elements in it which may not be all benign. So it is best to remove it and check it out for cancer. ...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