Pediatric Biopsy Results Are In!

A week ago, Eudora had a suspected dermoid cyst removed.  She survived it like a champ.  Even better, she never once messed with her incision or picked at her stitches.  She just left it alone and didn’t seem to be even slightly bothered by it.  Of course, while we’ve been home and watching her heal, there’s been a lump removed from my baby’s head awaiting a pediatric biopsy.

Pediatric Biopsy Results are In! (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

Eudora’s cyst. I apologize for the blurry quality. The surgeon took a picture before sending it off for biopsy so that he could discuss it with us.

We went to the surgeon and had Eudora’s stitches removed.  He kindly showed me a picture of the lump that they’d removed and then gave me the pediatric biopsy results: it was, in fact, a dermoid cyst.  Just as we’d thought.

However, it was a very good thing that it was removed when it was.  The little, innocuous, small pea sized lump above her eye was a little like an iceberg: there was much more lurking under the surface.  It turned out to be roughly the size of a hazelnut.  Not only that, but it was so deep that it was actually right against my baby girl’s skull.

Then, of course, there’s the scarring.  Eudora had three tiny little stitches across the incision.  It’s hardly visible.  I can’t complain about that!  All in all, everything went perfectly well, and my precious Eudora is as perfect and sweet as ever.  My darling husband, who had been extremely worried, walked out of the specialist’s office looking fifty pounds lighter.  There was a spring to his step that hadn’t been there since all of this began.

Did you ever experience a pediatric biopsy with your child?  How did your family cope?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. So glad you got it out!! How scary. Hope she is doing well.

  2. Cynthia L says:

    I am so glad to hear the good news! I bet you are relieved!

  3. Kari Ann says:

    I have never heard of this type of cyst, So Happy everything turned out well!

  4. Emily Anne Ploch says:

    OH my gosh how scary!! Glad she is okay!

  5. Lexie Lane says:

    I have to say … this is kind of gross that I’m looking at a picture of it, but it’s definitely such a relief that you got it out! Is she doing ok?

    • She’s doing absolutely fabulous. As for the pic, I have to admit that I find it more fascinating that it looks like a massive popcorn kernal!

  6. Stephanie Lockwood says:

    Wow… I’m really glad to hear she’s okay! We are very lucky not to have dealt with this before.

  7. Rebecca Ingham says:

    So glad to hear your baby girl is doing great!

  8. Kara Worden says:

    How did I miss this! So glad that Eudora is as good as new again 🙂

  9. Jessica A says:

    I haven’t personally had to go through this but a friend’s little girl had one in the back of her head. They had to go have it removed also and their surgeon told them that most of the time the end up getting infected and are a much bigger problem later on than if it gets removed early. So scary though when you’re awaiting results! Glad she’s doing great and is healthy!

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