How can a tumor have skin, hair, even in some cases a tumor can have its own teeth?
The tumor in question is a teratoma
These teratomas are usually benign, sometimes resembling skin cells, hair or teeth. Basically, our body is made up of a collection of cells that each have a specific function.
At first, when we were "conceived" in the womb, we were a collection of cells. These cells can become anything, they can be part of our body's protective coverings such as skin, hair, teeth, some become the nervous system, some become muscles, some become internal organs. These cells that can become anything are called germ cells . The problem is, for example, these cells grow and multiply out of place .
For example, it is not normal for hair and teeth to grow in the womb, while the truth is that teeth grow in our jaws, hair grows on the surface of our skin. This abnormal cell growth is what makes it fall into the category of tumors.
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