A LOT OF TEETH! Doctors remove 232 teeth from mouth of teenager
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/25/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
We've all had to suffer for several hours in a dental chair, but chances are that our worst experiences were nothing like that of an Indian teenager who had 232 teeth removed during a seven-hour operation. Now done to 28 teeth, the youth has a better chance for a normal life.
Medicos have described the teenager's condition as "very rare" and "a world record."
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The patient in question, Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw. Dr. Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, said that Ashik 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.
Ashik Gavai is seen here after the operation, with the teeth that were removed.
Medicos have 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 tumor," Dr. Dhiware said.
Ashik Gavai's teeth were put on display by doctors after the operation.
"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.
Conducted this week, the surgery involved two surgeons and two assistants. The team was led by Dr. Vandana Thorawade who heads the hospital's ENT (ear, nose and throat) department.
The teenager had to endure seven hours of medics pulling teeth from his mouth.
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 tumor in the past. But in Ashik's case, the tumor was found deep in the lower jaw and it had hundreds of teeth."
It was all smiles from the medical team after the operation.
The boy's father Suresh Gavai was quoted by local newspapers 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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