23-year-old Nagabhushanam Siva had a bulging tumor near her left eye. Surgeons at a Chennai hospital, who operated on it were shocked to find two fully formed teeth within the tumor called as a teratoma.
"I was born with an abnormal left eye and it continued to swell over the years. My family was too scared to send me to a doctor. And during the last few years it has grown much bigger. I had blurred vision so eventually I consulted a doctor for help," Nagabhushanam revealed.
Dr K Vasantha, the director of the government hospital in Chennai said that the growing tumor had damaged the optic nerve and had left the young women without eyesight. "A teratoma is a mass of tissue that contains cysts and sometimes contains hard tissues but fully grown teeth is so very rare," she added.