Indian boy has 232 teeth removed all in one surgery
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Suffering from a rare form of tumor, the young man had an incredible number of teeth!
That smashed the previous record of 37 teeth pulled. 

In Bombay, India, a 17 year-old teenager has just undergone a serious surgery due to persistent pain in the cheek. 

Suffering from a type of benign and extremely rare tumor, a complex form of odontoma, the young man was operated on for several hours. 

Surgeons had difficulties opening the gum, before discovering an improbable phenomenon: "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 young man had never thought of having so many hidden teeth inside his gums. 

Seven hours, two surgeons and two assistants were required for this surgery.
The young Indian undoubtedly holds the world record of number of teeth pulled!


Publié il y a 1879 jours par Cécilia - Source : bbc.com