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Difference between dermoid cyst and malignant tumor on ultrasound?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: No dx on US

• A dermoid cyst is a teratoma presenting as a cystic structire containing an array of developmentally mature tissues.
. It is usually benign, growing slowly. In rare instances squamous Ca found in the adult patient. While frequent in ovary other sites can be involved. Removal when inflammed, painful or growing. US can suggest complex cyst but Ca dx by path exam and PET scan.

In brief: No dx on US

• A dermoid cyst is a teratoma presenting as a cystic structire containing an array of developmentally mature tissues.
. It is usually benign, growing slowly. In rare instances squamous Ca found in the adult patient. While frequent in ovary other sites can be involved. Removal when inflammed, painful or growing. US can suggest complex cyst but Ca dx by path exam and PET scan.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Tissue examination

A dermoid cyst can have malignant components.
Ultrasound is not the definitive way to diagnose. It would take removal the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist to be sure.

In brief: Tissue examination

A dermoid cyst can have malignant components.
Ultrasound is not the definitive way to diagnose. It would take removal the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist to be sure.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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