Dermoid Cysts are non-cancerous tumors containing structures such as hair, fluid, cartilage, bone and tissue. They are present in all bodies from birth but may not become noticeable until much later.
Rupture of such cysts can result in a severe swelling and pelvic adhesions, causing severe pain. Therefore, once the cysts are diagnosed, they must be removed. They can be diagnosed during routine gynaecological examination or by ultrasound. If left untreated they can cause torsion (twisting), infection, rupture or become cancerous.
Note: Some women with Dermoid Cysts may not experience symptoms.
Ovarian Dermoid Cysts can be removed using conventional surgical methods or laparoscopy.
If you are concerned, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.
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