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Dermoid cyst of the ovary

DA: 624

Developmental anomaly information

Definition: Dermoid cyst is a teratoma, usually benign, characterized by mature ectodermal elements, having a fibrous wall lined with stratified epithelium, and containing keratinous material, hair, and sometimes material such as bone, tooth, or nerve tissue; found most often in the ovary. Both dermoid and teratoma, terms now more than a century old, remain in general use and often are used interchangeably. The earliest implications were that dermoids were predominantly composed of elements similar to skin and its appendages, while teratomas had no such limits. Dermoids now are recognized as often being trigeminal and containing practically any type of tissue. For those who continue to make a distinction, dermoids are tumors that maintain rather orderly arrangements, with well-differentiated ectodermal and mesodermal tissues surrounding endodermal components. Teratomas, specifically solid teratomas, essentially are devoid of organization; thus, the presence of some degree of organization, a high degree of cellular differentiation, and cystic structure differentiates dermoids from teratomas. .


  • cystic teratoma of the ovary

Developmental anomaly parent: (empty)

Topology: Human body > Pelvis > ovary

System: Human body > Genital system > Female genital system > Ovaries

Developmental anomaly category: Tumor

Case records MDB358
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Last modified: 2008-12-12 16:43:13 by farideh

Created: 2008-08-26 19:15:31 by farideh

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