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Virchows Arch. 1997 Sep;431(3):211-4.

Metastatic carcinoma of presumed prostatic origin in cremated bones from the first century A.D.

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Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Physique, CNRS, CRA, Draguignan, France.

Abstract

A cremated pelvis dating from the first century A.D. showed evidence of osteosclerotic metastasis, presumably secondary to prostate carcinoma. The case demonstrates the importance of microradiography in palaeopathology as well as some of the structural changes seen in cremated bone.

PMID:
9334843
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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