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Doctors have removed teeth from the brain of a 4-month-old infant. In what is believed to be the first in medical history, the teeth are formed as a result of a rare type of brain tumor.
"It's not every day you see teeth in any type of tumor in the brain," Dr. Narlin Beaty, a neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center who performed the surgery, said to Live Science.
The tumor, according to Beaty, is a craniopharyngioma, a rare brain tumor that can grow to be larger than a golf ball and is known to contain calcium deposits. "But when we pulled out a full tooth ... I think that's something slightly different," added Beaty.
The child is doing well, all things considered. Live Science has the full story.