Doctors Remove Molar Tooth Growing Inside 13-Year-Old’s Testicle
A teenage boy underwent the ‘rarest of surgeries’ after doctors found a tooth growing inside his testicle.
Russian medics had initially feared the lump was a tumour but were stunned when a scan showed something ‘truly unique’.
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It was removed at the Morozov Children’s Hospital in Moscow and doctors said the surgery on the school boy – who has not been identified – was a success.
They were astonished to find the cause of the lump was a molar tooth, which was actually missing from his mouth and had evidently decided to grow in his ball instead.
Doctors said the cause of the rare condition was a teratoid tumour originating before birth due to a stem cell failure.
The hospital said in a statement “The problem originated from a ‘genetic process during the pre-natal period. The tooth was the second molar, or the seventh in the upper jaw. It is usually replaced by the permanent tooth at the age of 10 to 12.
“A scan revealed something inside the testicle that looked like renal gravel (gravel in kidneys). Doctors decided to operate on the patient as soon as possible”
The operation was carried out by surgeon Dmitry Tarusin, a senior children’s urologist and andrologist and it is believed that the teen can expect to have a good reproductive health in later life.
The hospital described it as a ‘truly unique case’