Ovarian Dermoid Cyst

sketch from a specimen at Grant’s Anatomy Museum.

digital painting over the sketch

An ovarian dermoid cyst, also known as a teratoma, is a benign tumor that originates in the egg producing cells of the ovary.  These neoplasms can contain hair, teeth, skin, sweat glands, nails, cartilage, sebum, bone, eyes, fat, and thyroid tissue.

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