24 Jul, 14 | by Dr Dean Jenkins
The case of Ashik Gavai from India has been widely reported in the press.
The Indian boy who had a ‘world record’ 232 teeth (Washington Post)
Chew on that. 232 teeth removed from boy’s mouth (Mumbai Mirror)
He presented with a rare condition called complex composite odontoma and the photographs accompanying the news reports highlight the surgical findings and the bloody result of the marathon extraction of multiple ‘teeth’.
The usual presentation is by the odontoma being picked up on a routine X-ray but on this occasion the young Indian boy presented with gross swelling of the jaw.
Learn more about them at BMJ Case Reports
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Gupta A, Vij H, Vij R, Malhotra R. An erupted compound odontoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Apr 12;2014. pii: bcr2013201820. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201820.