CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 492-493

Bilateral dermoid cyst of ovary


Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Shastry Srikanth
Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135281

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A dermoid cyst (also called as "mature teratoma") is a sac-like growth that may be present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. In some cases, especially when in the ovary, it also contains thyroid or brain tissue. Ovarian dermoid cysts, which not uncommonly are found in both ovaries, can develop in a woman during her reproductive years. The word "teratoma" is derived from Greek work "teraton" meaning monster. It was initially used by Virchow in 1863. The term "dermoid cyst" was coined by Leblanc in 1831.


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