Doctor’s extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy n a seven hour operation in India.
One of the doctors, doctor Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai’s JJ Hospital told BBC that he 17-year-old boy, Ashik Gavai was brought to the hospital with a swelling in his right jaw.
According to Dr. Sunanda, the teenager has been suffering for 18 months. the doctors described his condition as “very rare” and “a world record”
“Ashik’s malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It’s a sort of benign tumour,” Dr Sunanda said.
“At first, we couldn’t cut it out so we had to use the basic chisel and hammer to take it out.
“Once we opened it, little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one-by-one. Initially, we were collecting them, they were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired. We counted 232 teeth,” she added.
The surgery, conducted on Monday, involved two surgeons and two assistants. Ashik now has 28 teeth.
Ashik’s father Suresh Gavai was quoted by the Mumbai Mirror as saying that his son complained of severe pain a month ago.
“I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai,” he said.
Indian Doctors Removes 232 teeth from 17-year-old Boy’s Mouth
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