Complex composite odontoma and World Record teeth

The case of Ashik Gavai from India has been widely reported in the press.

India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy’s mouth (BBC News)

The Indian boy who had a ‘world record’ 232 teeth (Washington Post)

Chew on that. 232 teeth removed from boy’s mouth (Mumbai Mirror)

Image of Odontoma from BMJ Case Reports 2012

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

Astekar M, Manjunatha BS, Kaur P, Singh J. Histopathological insight of complex odontoma associated with a dentigerous cyst. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 31;2014. pii: bcr2013200316. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-200316.

Agrawal B, Gharote H, Nair P, Shrivastav S. Infected complex odontoma: an unusual presentation. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Aug 24;2012. pii: bcr2012006493. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-006493.

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.