Drs. Ruben Quintero and Efitichia Kontopoulos from Jackson Memorial Hospital were involved in the successful removal of the first-ever mouth tumor attached from a preborn baby.
The mom, Tammy Gonzalez, went for a routine scan during her pregnancy when she was presented with an unnerving image: an oral teratoma. Her preborn daughter seemed to be blowing a bubble from her mouth, which was around the size of a matchbox.
The operation was carried out May 2010, but the story just emerged because experts had to wait for their report to be published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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[HT: Daily Mail]