Pictures of Ovarian Cysts with Hair and Teeth

I’ve talked about dermoid ovarian cyst pictures before, but it seems that many people can’t get enough!  Whether it’s the idea of seeing pictures of ovarian cysts with hair and teeth, or just the thought of some alien growing inside of us, there’s just an insatiable amount of curiosity on this subject.  So I tried to see what else I could find…

picture of ovarian cyst with teethThis particular illustration came from an older book on the subject.  The description is as follows:

Fig. 67. – Teeth from Ovarian Dermoid (From Coplin after Roberts).

An irregular branching piece of bone contained in a dermoid cyst of the ovary, in which are implanted well-formed teeth: 1, 1, Bony mass; 2, a tooth resembling a canine of the first dentition; 3, 3, 3, teeth resembling molars.

This next one is a little bit scary:

ovarian cyst with teethYou can really see the developed teeth in it!  This picture is from PathConsultDDX.

Finally, a post about pictures of ovarian cysts with hair and teeth would not be complete without a picture of one with hair in it.  So without further ado…

dermoid cyst with hairThis lovely hairball is from EndoGyn Wiki.

Dermoid Ovarian Cyst Pictures

The dermoid cyst is possibly the most scary of all cysts.   Not scary dangerous, but scary in idea.  You see, in a dermoid cyst, you have hair, sebaceous glands, teeth, and other body parts growing within the egg.  Dermoid ovarian cyst pictures are especially gross.  However, it can be interesting to see what they look like.

Fortunately, dermoid cysts are very rare.  They are also slow growing, so you do have time to get it removed before it gets too large.  You do need to have these types of cysts removed, as they will likely not dissolve on their own.  Especially if they contain solid material like teeth.

I have another post that just shows an x-ray of a dermoid cyst, in case you are a bit squeamish.   It still gives you a good idea of how these types of cysts differ from the normal, functional cyst.

Here’s an example of a dermoid cyst with hair:
dermoid ovarian cyst pictures

You can see it has hair and other materials growing inside.

Dermoid cysts have been around for a long time.  They used to be called “homunculus,”  or little men.  This is because of their monstrous appearance.  Some people even have stories of ones with eyeballs and hands, though I couldn’t find any pictures of them (sorry!)  More commonly, they contain hair and teeth.

This one kind of looks like a finger:

dermoid cyst

Just another example of interesting ovarian cyst pictures!

Pictures from Asylum Eclectica, ER Stories