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.

X-ray of Dermoid Cyst

Dermoid  cysts are one of the more interesting types of ovarian cysts.  In a dermoid cyst, the unfertilized egg will actually start to form into human structures.  This will make a cyst that contains teeth or hair or bone.  These type of cysts do have to be surgically removed, but they are not cancerous.

Here’s an x-ray from the radiology picture of the day:

You can see it down in the pelvis – I’m guessing this cyst contained teeth!

If you want to see some more graphic pictures of dermoid cysts, you can find some dermoid ovarian cyst pictures here.