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.