Ovary – Mature cystic teratoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on September 2, 2019 Quick facts: A mature cystic teratoma is a non-cancerous ovarian tumour. It is the most common type of non-cancerous tumour ovarian tumour in adults. Unlike most tumours which are made up of a single type of tissue, teratomas can include multiple types of tissue  …
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What is a cyst?

Pathologists use the words cyst to describe an abnormal open space surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. The space can be empty (filled with air) or it can be filled with another type of tissue such as blood, pus (dead immune cells), or skin. Pathologists describe a cyst that has broken open as ruptured. …
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