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NSFW: Ashik Gavai, Indian teen has 232 excess teeth pulled out.

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What caused one Indian teen to have up to 232 teeth removed?

Ashik Gavai, a 17 year old Indian teen has endured a 7 hour operation which led to doctors removing 232 excess teeth.

The operation came as the teen was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw told Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumabi’s JJ Hospital‘s dental department via the BBC.

The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem.

Doctors would subsequently describe Ashik Gavai’s condition as ‘very rare’ and ‘a world record.’

Reiterated Dhiware: ‘Ashik’s malaise was diagnosed as a complex composite odontoma where a single gum forms lots of teeth. It’s a sort of benign tumor,’

“At first, we couldn’t cut it out so we had to use the basic chisel and hammer to take it out.

“Once we opened it, little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one-by-one. Initially, we were collecting them, they were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired. We counted 232 teeth.’

Told  Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar via gulfnews: ‘Initially, it was not very clear what it could be and so we decided to go in for surgery yesterday (Monday),’

‘As the surgery progressed, the team of medicos was aghast to see scores and scores of tiny teeth popping out of that abnormal molar, which was measuring around 3.5X2 cm, or the size of a large marble.’

‘At the final count, we had a total of 232 small pearlies, all independently developing as teeth, coming out of that lone molar,’

Ashik Gavai

Ashik Gavai

Ashik Gavai

The surgery, conducted on Monday, would involve two surgeons and two assistants. The result would to leave Ashik with 28 teeth. Common wisdom has it that a healthy adult has 32 teeth.

Describing Ashik’s case as ‘very rare,‘ Dr Dhiware told she had ‘not seen anything like this before in my 30-year career,’ but said she was ‘thrilled to get such an exciting case.’

But it gets better:

‘According to medical literature available on the condition, it is known to affect the upper jaw and a maximum of 37 teeth have been extracted from the tumor in the past. But in Ashik’s case, the tumor was found deep in the lower jaw and it had hundreds of teeth.’

Ashik’s father Suresh Gavai was quoted by the Mumbai Mirror as saying that his son complained of severe pain a month ago.

‘I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai,‘ he said.

Ashik Gavai

Ashik Gavai

Ashik Gavai

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