Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dermoid cyst mnemonic

The mnemonic to remember points to be written on dermoid cyst is, "DERMOID CYST"

D:
Diameter not more than 15 cm
E:
Embryonic node or focus from which hair project and in which teeth and bone are present
R:
Rokitanskys protruberance on radiology
M:
Mucinous cystadenomas are found in association
Malignant potential in a few (Epidermoid carcinoma, sarcomatous change,squamous cell carcinoma in ectodermal tissues, mammary and malignant thyroid tumors)
O:
Ovarian tumor (Extra ovarian dermoids present in lumbosacral area, uterovesical area, parasacral and rectovaginal septum)
I:
D:
C:
Contains cartilage
Child (Found in pregnancy)
Y
S:
Sebaceous material that form small balls
Smooth surface
T:
Twists (Torsion is most common complication)
Teeth, bone
Thyroid tissue are found
That's all!
-IkaN

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