If you have been diagnosed with dermoid ovarian cysts, you may be looking for dermoid ovarian cyst removal. This type of ovarian cyst amounts to about one third of women who suffer from ovarian cysts. A hallmark feature of a dermoid ovarian cyst is the variety of contents it has; it may have a variety of cell types like hair, teeth, muscle and even bone. It has this amazing property since this type of cyst is basically derived from egg cells that can develop into any type of cell in the body.
Dermoid ovarian cyst removal is considered when the dermoid cyst has a possibility of rupture, leaking and twisting. Rupture of the cyst can cause dangerous substances to seep to nearby tissues and organs which can cause severe damage and pain. Leaking materials from the dermoid ovarian cyst may also harm the ovaries and other tissues. Lastly, this type of ovarian cyst can twist itself to the point of affect the blood supply to the ovaries causing severe pain, infertility and may also cause hormonal imbalances.
Dermoid ovarian cyst removal may depend on a medical expert’s advice. A growing dermoid ovarian cyst may need to be removed right away as well as cyst that has leaked or ruptured. If this is not done immediately, severe bleeding and infection can occur. Here are some of the most common dermoid ovarian cyst removal techniques done:
1. Open surgery – when a cyst is too large or may have leaked or ruptured, an open surgery to remove the cyst may be done. Multiple cysts may also need to be removed through open surgery. When the cyst has leaked to nearby tissues and has affected the ovary and fallopian tubes, open surgery may be the best procedure to remove all the affected organs.
2. Laparoscopy – this procedure involves using a laparoscope which is an instrument that visualizes the abdominal cavity and the pelvis using a powerful scope and fiber optics. Only a small incision is made just above the navel for the laparoscope to enter the abdominal cavity. Another small incision is made for a surgical tool to enter and remove small ovarian cysts. Laparoscopy can also return a twisted ovary into its original position as well as check the pelvic cavity for other abnormalities without the need to make a huge incision. This dermoid ovarian cyst removal method is used for small cysts; many surgeons prefer this technique since it preserves the function and health of the ovaries.