Cystic Mandibular Lesion in the Antiquity. A Rare Finding
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 319–323, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Carrascal, S., Chimenos-Küstner, E., Isidro, A. and Malgosa, A. (2013), Cystic Mandibular Lesion in the Antiquity. A Rare Finding. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 23: 319–323. doi: 10.1002/oa.1251
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 26 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 26 AUG 2010
- ATICS S. L. and Spanish MICIIN. Grant Number: CGL2008-00800/BOS
Ameloblastoma is a not uncommon tumour reported in the clinical literature and is characterised by a multilocular cavity with ‘soap bubble’ pattern usually in the posterior body of the mandible. A review of the palaeopathology literature did not reveal any examples of ameloblastoma. In this paper, a probable case of ameloblastoma in a male skeleton, 45 – 55 years at age of death, from Casserres, Barcelona, Spain, (ca ad V-IX centuries) is presented. This case was identified during the anthropological study of the remains in the laboratory of biological anthropology in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The mandible of this individual (AEC'07-C2-139) exhibits unusual features, like cavitated lesions in the posterior side of the right gonion and the expansion of the right ramus of the mandible. All these features are consistent with ameloblastoma. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.