Reporter - Tom McNamara

Jul 24, 2014 11:30 PM

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from teen in India

India - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The condition results in benign tumors made of teeth-like structures.

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