Dermoid Cyst Removal Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, ...

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Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small c...

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CT scan: Computed tomography scan. Detailed images of internal organs are obtained by this...

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Cyst: A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material.

Cysts: Cysts are abnormal, closed sac-like structures within a tissue that contain a liqui...

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Dermoid: Also called a dermoid cyst of the ovary, this is a bizarre tumor, usually benign,...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Incision: A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional.

Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Laparoscopy: A type of surgery in which small incisions are made in the abdominal wall thr...

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Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

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Neurosurgeon: A physician who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the n...

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Operation: In medicine, a surgical procedure. Many operations are named after persons. The...

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Orbit: In medicine, the bony cavity in which the eyeball sits.

Ovarian: Of or pertaining to the ovary.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen, located between the hip bones. Structures in the fe...

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Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Sinus: 1. An air-filled cavity in a dense portion of a skull bone. The sinuses decr...

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Skull: The skull is a collection of bones which encase the brain and give form to the hea...

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Spinal cord: The major column of nerve tissue that is connected to the brain and lies with...

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Superficial: In anatomy, on the surface or shallow. As opposed to deep. The skin is superf...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Sweat: A colorless transparent acidic fluid with a distinctive odor secreted by the small ...

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