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

Other Sites to Find Ovarian Cyst Pictures


There are a few sites that have a ton of pictures on them.  Some of them are a little graphic, but I thought I could highlight some of these places every once in a while

Today’s is the San Francisco Women’s Healthcare group.  They have pictures from surgeries of actual cyst removal.  I have a hard time looking at pictures like these, but I know some of you would appreciate seeing exactly what is growing inside of you.  On this site, they have a series of pictures on a dermoid cyst, on endometrioma, removal of a large cystadenoma, and some pictures of general cyst removal.

If you’re facing surgery, it can sometimes help to see what’s going to happen.  Or maybe not (which is why I won’t assault you with the pictures here.)  But if you are interested, you can find the site here.