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Dermoid cyst

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, nails, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid tissue.

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Dermoid Cyst

One of the grosser things I've helped take out of someone's body. It's amazing how these things can go completely unnoticed for years!

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