In the world’s first case, around 526 teeth of varying sizes were extracted from a seven-year-old boy’s right lower jaw in a five-hour surgery carried out by doctors in the Indian city of Chennai.
According to Press Trust of India, the doctors claim it was the world’s first case in which such a large number of teeth were found and extracted from a single site.
Dr. Pratibha Ramani, Head of Department of oral and maxillofacial pathology at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, a private hospital and college, stated that the boy was brought to the hospital with a complaint of a swelling in the jaw.
“The issue was noticed when the child was three years old. It was ignored then as he did not cooperate.. four years later, it took a lot of efforts to convince him for the surgery as the swelling increased,” Ramani told PTI.
Dr Senthilnathan said: “A 4×3 cm tumour was removed from the lower right side of his jaw, after that, we came to know that 526 teeth were present there.”
Though the size varies, we call it teeth because every piece had elements of teeth (enamel and root) in it, she stated.
She said the boy was discharged within three days after surgery.
In 2014, there was a similar case in Mumbai where 232 teeth were extracted from a teenage boy’s mouth.
“This is the first such case in the world where 526 teeth were removed from a single site – right lower jaw.”
Seven pathologists and five surgeons were part of the operation that took five hours. According to the hospital, the surgery, which would have cost between Rs 75,000 and Rs one lakh, was done free of cost under a Tamil Nadu government scheme.
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Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that the United States had killed al-Raymi in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen.
The United States regards AQAP as one of the deadliest branches of the al Qaeda network founded by Osama bin Laden.
JUST IN: Israel Confirms Its First Case Of Coronavirus
The virus was confirmed in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess.
“One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry’s central laboratory,” a ministry statement said.
The statement added that the other dozen Israeli passengers who had flown home had all tested negative.
BREAKING: Two Test Positive For Coronavirus In Iran
Two people in Iran tested positive Wednesday for the deadly new coronavirus, the health ministry said in the Islamic republic’s first cases of the disease.
Kianoush Jahanpour, a ministry spokesman, said the cases were detected in the holy city of Qom, south of the Iranian capital.
“In the past two days, some suspect cases of the new coronavirus were observed in Qom city,” he said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.
“Teams were dispatched after receiving the reports, and based on the existing protocols the suspect cases were isolated and tested,” said Jahanpour.
“Out of the samples sent, a laboratory tested two of them as positive for coronavirus just minutes ago and some of the other samples were type B influenza.”
The health ministry spokesman said additional tests were being done on the two cases and final results would be announced “as soon as possible”.
The new coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people in China and infected more than 74,000. It has spread to at least two dozen countries.
The United Arab Emirates was the first country in the Middle East to report cases of coronavirus last month.