Skip to comments.Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth
Posted on 03/01/2014 4:36:44 PM PST by rickmichaels
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have removed a rare tumor that contained several fully grown teeth from a baby boy's brain.
The tumor was found in the then-4-month-old from West Virginia in 2012 after a pediatrician noticed that his head was unusually large for his age.
Doctors wrote about the findings in an article that appeared this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The discovery could someday help researchers trying to cure diseases or grow new organs, medical experts said.
"It gives us more insight into the origins of the tumor," said Dr. Edward Ahn, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins who was the lead surgeon in the case.
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Possibly this baby meant to have a twin sibling.
What I was thinking.
Thaddeus S. Venture ping?
According to the article, the 4 month old had fully grown teeth in in a tumor that grew from the same type of cells that grow teeth...
We have fabulous medical care in this country, don’t we?
Food for thought...
we had had.....
we MUST have again!
With obamacare around there probably won’t be much R&D anymore.
‘It was my twin’
Embryonic stem cells as therapy have done the same thing.
No, folks these kind of tumors are not "twins".
They are weird tumors that come IIRC from stem cells, so they end up differentiating into teeth, hair, skin and all kinds of structures.
They've analyzed the teeth in many of these cases and they are very strange. Not normal teeth at all. Something "like" a molar, but not quite.
The problem is that embryonic stem cells can theoretically become ANYTHING. Teeth, skin, hair, malformed organs, etc.
That's why they are called "pluripotent".
Now I have no objection to using stem cells, once they've differentiated into what they will become. Like a kidney.
But it is sheer lunacy to even tamper with injecting embryonic stem cells anywhere in the body.
This case is a perfect example. It happens in nature with catastrophic results.
Imagine injecting some Parkinson's patient with a batch of cells that will become teeth in their brain.
Not good science at all.
Seems they were enameld x
Sooo it was a brain eating tumor?
Odontomas are well-known lesions. They can occur anywhere in the body. Some of them contain miniature, formed teeth. While some of them just contain random materials of tooth-like substances. I’ve actually heard of a compound odontoma that formed in a uterus!
Just one more thing Obama and his toadies want to blow to smithereens.