Paleopathological study of a podal osteochondroma from the prehistoric Hypogeum of Calaforno (Sicily)

Elena Varotto, Pietro Maria Militello, Erica Platania, Paolo Sferrazza, Francesco Maria Galassi

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Abstract

In this article, we report a case of isolated podal osteochondroma from the prehistoric Hypogeum of Calaforno (Giarratana, Ragusa, Sicily). Although the phalanx exhibiting the benign tumoral mass comes from a context featuring several commingled remains, the very good state of preservation of this bone allowed us to perform a comprehensive study of the neoplasm by applying a multidisciplinary approach encompassing archeology, morphology, stereomicroscopy, and radiology. The results from this very ancient specimen have been assessed in the light of the available paleopathological literature and clinical implications currently encountered in modern patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalCLINICAL ANATOMY
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • anthropology
  • clinical anatomy
  • imaging
  • osteochondroma
  • paleopathology
  • tumor

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