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Dermoids, or, Tumours containing skin, hair, teeth, &c

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Published by Bailliere, Tindall, & Cox in London .
Written in English


  • Dermoid Cyst

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Statementby J. Bland Sutton
SeriesHunterian lectures
ContributionsRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Physical Object
Pagination131 p. :
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26274126M

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Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http Author: Sir John Bland-Sutton.   Dermoid cysts are benign tumors that contain tissues normally found elsewhere on the body. Dermoid cysts are the non-cancerous form of a type of tumor called a teratoma.   A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth, or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. Dermoid cysts .   Dermoid cyst of the ovary: A bizarre tumor, usually benign, in the ovary that typically contains a diversity of tissues including hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, etc. A dermoid cyst develops from a totipotential germ cell (a primary oocyte) that is retained within the egg sac (ovary). Being totipotential, that cell can give rise to all orders of cells necessary to form mature tissues and often recognizable .

Dermoids, a term now used almost always interchangeably with teratomas, are tumors derived from more than one germ layer, frequently all three As such, they can include hair, teeth, fat, skin.   Typically containing body parts such as organs, hair, teeth and limbs, doctors are still not exactly shure why they form. Examples of teratoma tumours in people In doctors in Colorado Springs in the US removed a microscopic tumour from a newborn only to find it contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts including another. Cystic Teratomas or Dermoids account for 10% to 15% of all ovarian tumors and are bilateral in 10% of the cases. They are composed of mature epithelial elements: a combination of skin, hair, sebum, desquamated epithelium, and teeth. A dermoid cyst refers to a cystic teratoma or an encapsulated tumor, which is generally benign and non cancerous. The dermoid cyst typically contains mature tissues or skin, which contains sweat glands and hair follicles. Pockets of blood, sebum, fat, nails, bones, teeth, cartilage tissues are also present in these cysts.

dermoid cyst. A tumor consisting of displaced ectodermal structures along lines of embryonic fusion, the wall being formed of epithelium-lined connective tissue, including skin appendages and containing keratin, sebum, teeth, and hair. Synonym (s): dermoid tumor, dermoid (2). 1. Author(s): Bland-Sutton,John,Sir, Title(s): Dermoids, or tumours containing skin, hair, teeth, &c. Country of Publication: England Publisher: London.   Overview A teratoma is a rare type of tumor that can contain fully developed tissues and organs, including hair, teeth, muscle, and bone. Teratomas are . A dermoid cyst is a teratoma of a cystic nature that contains an array of developmentally mature, solid tissues. It frequently consists of skin, hair follicles, and sweat glands, while other commonly found components include clumps of long hair, pockets of sebum, blood, fat, bone, nail, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid tissue.