Surgeons remove 232 teeth from teen in India

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from teen in India

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In this photograph taken on July 22, 2014, Indian dentists operate on seventeen year old Ashik Gavai at JJ Hospital in Mumbai.

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by NBC News and KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:03 AM

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.

Watch a video of procedure.

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