Doctors removed 526 teeth from a 7-year-old kid’s mouth during a medical procedure in Chennai, India, CBS News revealed Thursday.
The kid was carried to the hospital with swelling in his jaw, as according to the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital. Doctors decided to operate and discovered what they said resembled a “bag-like mass” weighing almost half a pound which contained the teeth.
Saveetha Dental College said: “This is the first-ever case to be documented worldwide, where so many minute teeth were found in a single individual,”
The statement said that the condition is known as “compound odontome,” and that removal of the teeth required five hours of medical procedure. The kid’s parents first carried him to a medical clinic when he was 3 years of age after they saw swelling in his lower right jaw. But the boy did not cooperate with doctors, so his condition went undiagnosed, the dental college said.
A CBS posted a photograph of the teeth that had been expelled from the kid on their Twitter account.
Surgeons in India removed 526 teeth from a 7-year-old boy's mouth, according to a report from CNN.
(Images: Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, CNN Newsource) pic.twitter.com/aZKXBmh9hH
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