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A probable case of multiple myeloma in a female individual from the Simon Identified Skeletal Collection (late 19th–early 20th century, Vaud, Switzerland)

Published inInternational journal of paleopathology, vol. 21, p. 158-165
Publication date2018
Abstract

We present the case of an individual from the Simon Identified Skeletal Collection (Vaud, Switzerland) who appears to have been affected by a form of neoplastic disease. A detailed description and differential diagnosis of the lesions was conducted and is presented here. Considering the biological profile of the individual, the distribution of the lesions, and their appearance, a case is made for multiple myeloma as the most likely diagnosis. This case study demonstrates the importance of adopting a detailed approach for recording the metric and non-metric traits of lesions, using multiple methods of analysis, and providing graphic and photographic documentation in order to provide valuable comparison material through publication. The good preservation of the remains and the background information available for the individual also make this case ideal for inclusion in future comparative studies.

Keywords
  • Switzerland
  • Identified skeletal collection
  • Cancer
  • Radiology Multiple myeloma
  • Paleo-oncology
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ABEGG, Claudine, DESIDERI, Jocelyne. A probable case of multiple myeloma in a female individual from the Simon Identified Skeletal Collection (late 19th–early 20th century, Vaud, Switzerland). In: International journal of paleopathology, 2018, vol. 21, p. 158–165. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.02.001
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