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Etiology of pathological changes on the bones of the individual from the grave pit № 21 of Razhkinsky burial plaice (III –IV century)

[History of medicine]
Oleg Kalmin; Olga Kalmina; Vladimir Brosalov; Nona Morozova; Dmitry Ikonnikov; Tatiana Nesterenko;

The potential of medical diagnostics have expanded at present time. It is the result of the appearance of new research methods (computed tomography, etc.). They open up new opportunities for clinical medicine and allow the use of pathological anatomy data for historical research. This paper presents data from a diverse paleopathological study of the bones of a young woman who lived in the III–IV centuries. The bones were obtained during archaeological excavations at the Razhkinsky cemetery (Primokshanye). This burial ground belonged to the ancient Mordovians. In the study of bone remains, it was determined that the individual suffered from bilateral congenital dislocation of the hip. In addition, traces of cancer were found.

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Keywords: Razhkinsky ground burial place, ancient Mordva, pathological changes, congenital dislocation of the hip, lytic lesions, oncology


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