Navigation Links
Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton
Date:1/24/2013

A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour - formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found.

Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no references in the literature to ovarian teratomas in ancient remains like those found in this study, led by the researcher Nria Armentano of the Biological Anthropology Unit of the UAB and published in the International Journal of Paleopathology.

The tumour in question is rounded in shape, with a wrinkled surface, of the same colour as the bones, about 43 mm long and 44 mm in diameter. It was found in the right-hand part of the pelvis of a woman of between 30 and 40 years of age and who lived around 1,600 years ago, and came from the Roman cemetery in the archaeological site of La Fogonussa (Lleida). A macroscopic examination and a scan revealed four teeth of anomalous morphology inside the tumour, two of which were adhering to the inside wall of the tumour, and a small bone fragment.

"The calcification and preservation of the external walls of this tumour are exceptional, since these types of remains usually only retain the internal structures and the extremely fragile external ones disappear", explains Assumpci Malgosa, co-author of the study.

In fact, there are very few differential diagnoses of pelvic and abdominal calcifications in archaeological contexts, among other reasons because it is so difficult to determine their nature - they could be kidney stones, fibromas, teratomas, arterial remains, etc. etc. Moreover, they are hard to spot during the excavation and can easily be mis
'/>"/>

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Early menopause: A genetic mouse model of human primary ovarian insufficiency
2. Life span of ovarian grafts longer than expected
3. Researchers identify genes that may help in ovarian cancer diagnosis and prognosis
4. Using snail teeth to improve solar cells and batteries
5. First fossil bird with teeth specialized for tough diet
6. Shark rules need teeth, groups tell IUCN
7. Ancient fossils reveal how the mollusc got its teeth
8. Rubbing boulders, fossil mammal teeth, barrier islands, and a change in volcanic behavior
9. Sports and energy drinks responsible for irreversible damage to teeth
10. Incisive research links teeth with diet
11. UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton
(Date:10/29/2014)... their types and numbers of bugs and bacteria ... the difference between a closed case and an ... a more than $866,000 U.S. Department of Justice ... changing populations. The microbial communities may provide crucial ... race, socioeconomic relations and more, said Eric Benbow, ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... as ,facultative, form part—together with other cells—of tissues and ... from the others. However, they have a very special ... cells again. This phenomenon is something that happens in ... tissue growth, thus allowing the regeneration of the organ ... the underlying mechanism that allows these cells to retain ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... October 27, 2014 — Cambridge, MA and Hebei, China ... the complete, high quality sequencing of the Jujube genome. ... Rhamnaceae family, and the Jujube genome is particularly difficult ... other complicating factors. It is the first time that ... sequenced. This study has been recently published in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes 2A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed 2BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University complete the genome sequencing of the jujube tree 2
... [Brown University] In India most people who are HIV ... cheap and available. It would therefore meet international standards of ... to test every person in the billion-plus population every five ... PLoS One . The findings are based on ...
... meet June 16-19, 2013 at the Best Western Ramkota Rapid ... as the Entomological Society of America,s North Central Branch holds ... , Forests pests, such as the mountain pine ... pests such as the western corn rootworm, the soybean aphid, ...
... genome consortium, consisted of scientists from China Agricultural University, ... the genome sequencing and analysis of the duck ( ... A viruses, which caused a new epidemic in China ... and provides an invaluable resource for unraveling the interactive ...
Cached Biology News:Cost-effective: Universal HIV testing in India 2Cost-effective: Universal HIV testing in India 3Cost-effective: Universal HIV testing in India 4The duck genome provides new insight into fighting bird flu 2
(Date:10/27/2014)... October 27, 2014 The report ... Intelligent Traffic Management, Communication, Monitoring), and by Display ... to 2019” segments the global market into various ... It also identifies the drivers and restraints for ... challenges. , Browse 75 market tables and 37 ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... Pa. , Oct. 27, 2014 ... Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today the launch ... , an educational campaign designed to ... diseases (IBD) on the paired role of nutrition ... To view the multimedia assets associated with this ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 The ... Routers, ADC, Network Security Equipment, WAN Optimization Appliances]: ... and segments the data center networking market into ... of revenues. The report also identifies the factors ... opportunities impacting it along with the future roadmaps. ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 25, 2014 The report “Adipic ... by Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to ... respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in ... and 27 figures spread through 217 slides and ... Trends & Forecast to 2019”., http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/adipic-acid-269.html , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Smart Highway Market by Technology, and Display Expected to Reach $27.992.0 Million by 2019- New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Smart Highway Market by Technology, and Display Expected to Reach $27.992.0 Million by 2019- New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Smart Highway Market by Technology, and Display Expected to Reach $27.992.0 Million by 2019- New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 2Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 3Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 4Data Center Networking Market by Ethernet Switches, SAN & Routers Worth $21.85 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Data Center Networking Market by Ethernet Switches, SAN & Routers Worth $21.85 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Data Center Networking Market by Ethernet Switches, SAN & Routers Worth $21.85 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... March 5 AcroMetrix, a global leader ... and serological,diagnostics, announced today that it has ... for the development and supply of molecular ... AcroMetrix provides In Vitro Diagnostic manufacturers and ...
... NeoStem, Inc. (Amex: NBS ),which is pioneering ... cells for future medical need, today announced that,Denis Rodgerson, ... The University of Nevada Las Vegas campus this evening. ... of adult stem,cell collection centers into Las Vegas, the ...
... industry insiders respectively serve, pressing industry needs to ... ... WASHINGTON, March 5 Logos Press announces two new ... education. These new books respectively serve,pressing needs to empower ...
Cached Biology Technology:AcroMetrix Signs Development and Supply Agreement With Beckman Coulter Inc. for Molecular Quality Control Standards 2NeoStem's Denis Rodgerson, Ph.D. to Lecture on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas Campus 2NeoStem's Denis Rodgerson, Ph.D. to Lecture on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas Campus 3New Books on Best Practices in Biotechnology Business Development and Biotechnology Education 2