Doctors Remove 232 Teeth from Boy's Mouth in India

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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.

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