The Indian boy found 526 extra teeth. What is this disease?

Do you have a friend who works at the hospital? Sure, they know a lot of interesting stories of medical practice that may surprise or even frighten you. Dentists from the Indian city of Chennai, for example, just have something to tell your friends, family and the world, because in July 2019 they learned from the jaws 7-year-old boy's tumor, consisting of 526 tiny teeth. It may seem impossible, but in the mouth of some people really can grow hundreds of teeth, and this disease even has an official name.

The Indian boy found 526 extra teeth. What is this disease?

The disease is called and odontoma is a benign tumor on his jaw, consisting of overgrown dental tissues. As a rule, such a tumor found in children aged 6 to 11 years - this is the time they begin to erupt molars. The disease often develops without any symptoms, so its presence know either when the tumor reaches a larger (sometimes up to the size of a hen's egg) or during an inspection of an x-ray. Odontoma may develop if it has previously been found in some of the relatives, or after jaw injuries.

tumor in the mouth

The boy's parents called Ravindran took him to the hospital on July 11 after the notice the increased swelling on his right cheek. During a CT scan, which allows you to see the condition of internal organs, the doctor noticed on the right jaw boy "bag" filled with hundreds of teeth. They immediately offered to parents free surgery to remove it - mother and father immediately agreed, but the boys had a lot of cajoling.

The Indian boy found 526 extra teeth. What is this disease?

Ravindran, his parents and doctor

, The doctor injected him pain medication to a small patient does not feel pain. Apparently, it took quite a lot, because the whole process took one and a half hours. During the following five hours surgeons removed from jaw 200 gram tumor and counted therein teeth 526 size from 0 1 to 15 millimeters. Almost every one of them had its root and was covered with tooth enamel.

Why am I having a tumor?

Fortunately, when removing a tumor the boy's jaw was not broken. However, due to illness he did not grow two molars, so he grew up, he would have to insert the implants. At the moment, the boy has 21 teeth - for his age, it is quite normal amount. Why he developed this disease is still unknown - the doctors say that a predisposition to the appearance of such tumors could be passed on to him from his parents, or to blame harmful to humans environment. Doctors are inclined to believe that the changes in the body of the boy could occur due to harmful radiation of cell towers. To be honest, heredity version sounds much more plausible.

The Indian boy found 526 extra teeth. What is this disease?

X-ray with odontoma (bottom right)

This is not the only case where dentists have found a man of great odonto. In 2014, in Mumbai, India 17-year-old boy was removed tumor, which is located inside the tooth 232. Also, once the doctor removed a tumor weighing 300 grams, but how many teeth it contained - is not known.

The Indian boy found 526 extra teeth. What is this disease?

Employees in the field of medicine is really a lot of interesting stories. That only is the incident that occurred in an Australian hospital - a fire broke out during a surgery in the chest of a patient. Most interesting is that this is not the only case of the occurrence of fire in the patient's chest.

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