A dermoid cyst is a small bump that is present at birth, and is typically found near a child’s head, Dr. Michael Muhonen, director of neurosurgery and medical director of the CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute, tells “American Health Journal.”
These cysts continue to grow and enlarge with time, and treatment is always surgical, says Dr. Muhonen.
Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of dermoid cysts in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.
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Michael Muhonen M.D., earned his medical degree and completed his residency at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. His clinical interests include hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain tumors, Moyamoya disease and vascular malformations of the brain.
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