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Keywords:

  • Metastatic carcinoma;
  • Osteoblastic deposits;
  • DISH;
  • SEM;
  • Medieval Canterbury

Abstract

An elderly male skeleton from medieval Canterbury displayed evidence of DISH and metastatic carcinoma. The dry bone findings, SEM, and radiography suggest a primary focus in the prostate. A review of the palaeopathological literature has shown that such a finding is extremely rare in archaeological remains. This is the first reported case of prostatic carcinoma from medieval England. © 1992 Wiley-Liss, Inc.