[A Must See] Doctor Discover Teeth Growing Inside A Baby Brain

Posted: March 5, 2014 in News
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Doctors have discovered a tumour with teeth growing
out of it in a baby’s brain.
The rare cancer was found in a four- month-old
patient in Maryland, United States, last year but
details of it have just been released in a medical
journal.
It was reportedly the first instance of teeth being
discovered in a particular brain tumour, called the
adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.
The baby’s cancer has since been removed through
surgery and he is now said to be doing well.
‘It’s not every day you see teeth in any type of
tumour in the brain. In a craniopharyngioma, it’s
unheard of,’ said neurosurgeon Dr Narlin Beaty, who
operated on the infant.
The article in the New England Journal of Medicine
added the tumour had been discovered near the
boy’s pituitary gland after tests revealed his head
was growing at an increased rate.
The tumour measured 4.1cm by 4cm by 3.5cm

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