Doctors in Russia have removed a tooth that was found growing inside a teenage boy’s testicle.
Graphic pictures show the tooth before and after it was removed at the Morozov Children’s Hospital in the ‘rarest of surgeries’.
Incredibly, a molar was missing in the 13 year old’s mouth but had grown instead in one of the adolescent boy’s testicles.
Doctor’s say the surgery was a success and believe the unnamed schoolboy will enjoy good reproductive health when he gets older.
The cause of the rare condition was a teratoid tumour originating before birth due to a stem cell failure, say medics.
The operation was carried out by surgeon Dmitry Tarusin, a senior children’s urologist and andrologist.
‘The tooth was the second molar, or the seventh in the upper jaw,’ said the hospital.