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Dermoid cysts are overgrowth of non-cancerous tissue which are in an abnormal location.  They slowly grow in size, and although present at birth, may not be evident until the child is older.  They are frequently located in the superior temporal area of the orbit, but can be located anywhere in the orbit.  


It is usually recommended that dermoid cysts be removed surgically due to their slow growth at a young age.  The surgeons at University of Children’s Eye center use oculoplastic techniques which include using adsorbable sutures buried underneath the skin to reduce the potential of any scaring.

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