Tumour Full Of Teeth Found In Brain Of Baby Boy (PICTURES)

A four-month-old boy has had "multiple fully-formed teeth" removed from his brain.

The baby “presented with increasing head circumference on routine pediatric visits”, leading to the discovery of a 4.1cm by 4cm by 3.5cm tumour.

Following surgery the mass was identified as a slow-growing tumour called adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.

An MRI scan of the baby's brain revealed solid masses within the tumour

According to the journal: “Multiple fully-formed teeth were seen in the tumour mass.” It adds the tumour arises "from Rathke’s pouch, an embryonic precursor to the anterior pituitary".

Surgery revealed multiple fully-formed teeth within the tumour

He added: “He’s doing extremely well, all things considered. This was a big tumour right in the centre of his brain.

“Before the modern surgical era this child would not have survived.”

Kristy Love

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