Er what? Chalk this up to medical firsts as doctors discovered a tumour that had somehow developed teeth (WTF?) in a four month old baby’s brain in Maryland last year, but the details of it have only just been published in a medical journal. It is the first instance of teeth ever being discovered growing in a brain tumour.
Fortunately, the tumour was operable and it wast removed and the baby is doing OK now. Dr Narlin Beaty, who operated on the baby, had the following comment, which really illustrates how unprecedented this was: ‘It’s not every day you see teeth in any type of tumour in the brain. In a craniopharyngioma, it’s unheard of.’ Nature is all kinds of screwed up huh?
The tumour measured 4.1cm by 4cm by 3.5cm and was discovered next to the baby’s pituitary gland after it was noticed that the baby’s head was growing at an alarming rate. You can see a picture of it below: