Doctors Remove 232 Teeth from Boy's Mouth in India

Published 5 years ago by: Giwa bayo
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Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.

Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department. The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem.
Doctors eventually described his condition as "very rare" and "a world record"and diagnosed it as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth.

 Dr Dhiware said:
It's a sort of benign tumour. 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."
The surgery, conducted on Monday, involved two surgeons and two assistants. Ashik now has 28 teeth. Describing Ashik's case as "very rare", Dr Dhiware said she had "not seen anything like this before in my 30-year career", but said she was "thrilled to get such an exciting case".
"According to medical literature available on the condition, it is known to affect the upper jaw and a maximum of 37 teeth have been extracted from the tumour in the past. But in Ashik's case, the tumour was found deep in the lower jaw and it had hundreds of teeth."

Ashik's father Suresh Gavai was quoted  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.

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chidi4reala at 10:24 AM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm
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seveneleven at 11:03 AM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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na wa oo
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osamabinladin at 11:12 AM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
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okilo101 at 11:30 AM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Really rare
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p4490758 at 12:00 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Nothing wey no dey this country India.. abeg turn off the light make I sleep..
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dollar22 at 12:14 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Why always India??
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schmit at 12:20 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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I think say na 36 teeth person get
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daveobahon at 12:35 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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na wah o
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dollar22 at 01:10 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Somewhere, Luis Suarez is jealous. Grin Grin Grin
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Freshlycrazy at 01:25 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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asia again... bizarre continent...
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onyeozo at 01:58 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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na wa oooo, which kind thing be that
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chicco77 at 03:15 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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osarobo62 at 03:17 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: dollar22 on 01:10 PM, 24/07/2014
Somewhere, Luis Suarez is jealous. Grin Grin Grin
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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beneno at 03:51 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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bishop5 at 04:32 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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nawaoooooooooooo
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cocoeni at 04:42 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh?
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Kennycynth at 04:49 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Indians with awful stories  Shocked
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opera1 at 06:04 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Are you sure this real or film
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ayhorpharms at 06:43 PM, 24/07/2014 (5 years ago)
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Infact, it's really rare
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