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Dermoid cyst, NOS
Cervix uteri


Definition

A dermoid cyst is a mature teratoma characterized by the presence of a cyst which is lined by mature tissue resembling the epidermis and the epidermal appendages. It occurs in the ovary, testis, and extragonadal sites including central nervous system and skin. The term dermoid cyst is largely synonymous with mature cystic teratoma .

Cervical dermoid cysts present as smooth, sometimes pedunculated cervical polyps

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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003



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