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Doctors Remove 80 Teeth from 7-year-old Boy's Jaw

by Vishnuprasad on  December 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM Dental News   - G J E 4
In the second such story to emerge from India, doctors have removed 80 teeth from the upper jaw of a seven-year-old boy. The rare surgery was performed at a hospital in the Indore city of India last Friday.
Doctors Remove 80 Teeth from 7-year-old Boy's Jaw
Doctors Remove 80 Teeth from 7-year-old Boy's Jaw
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After nearly four hours of complex surgery at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao (MY) hospital, doctors removed the 80 teeth formed in one of the jaws of the boy, identified as Vivek.

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"The patient had visited us five days ago with abscess in upper jaw. We diagnosed it a case of odontoma. We removed 80 teeth after clearing abscess, which is rare in tender age," said Dr. Bharat Maheshwari, who led the surgery.

Odontoma is a benign tumor that results in the formation of cluster of cells or dental tissue that resembles tooth-like structures in the patient's gums or jaw.

"Teeth forming cells in such a large number are not found in kids of this age group. Had the patient visited us four years later, at least 200-odd teeth could have developed. The surgery is difficult in such cases as jaw becomes weak, heightening chances of fractures," said Dr. Ankit Khasgiwala.




Source: Medindia
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