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Lesions characteristic of infection or malignant tumor in Paleo-Eskimo skulls

Arnaud, Guy
Arnaud, Sylvie
Menk, Roland
Published in Virchows Archiv. 1982, vol. 395, no. 3, p. 237-243
Abstract Study of two Paleo-Eskimo skulls found in a necropolis on St-Lawrence Island (Alaska), including radiography and histological examination, revealed the following features. One of the skulls showed a perforation with remodelled borders, considered to be due to trauma and secondary infection. The other showed areas of osteolysis characteristic of a malignant tumor (probably carcinomatous metastasis rather than myeloma). These cases illustrate the advantage of using various methods of investigating bone pathology, particularly microradiography, in skeleton paleopathology.
Keywords PaleopathologyEskimosFrontal boneOsteomyelitisBone carcinomatous metastasesMyeloma
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LAGIER, René et al. Lesions characteristic of infection or malignant tumor in Paleo-Eskimo skulls. In: Virchows Archiv, 1982, vol. 395, n° 3, p. 237-243. doi: 10.1007/BF00429350 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:97278

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