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