Enostosis (osteopoikylosis, bone islands) in medieval (14- 15th centuries) skeletons

Józsa, László and Farkas, Gyula L.: Enostosis (osteopoikylosis, bone islands) in medieval (14- 15th centuries) skeletons. Acta biologica Szegediensis, (52) 2. pp. 329-331.(2008)

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Abstract

Enostosis (i.e. osteopoikylosis, bone islands, etc.) is a focus of mature cortical bone within cancellous bone. Bone islands are often recognized on radiographic pictures taken for other diagnostical purpose. The authors examined x-ray images of 652 long bones and 44 innominate bones of 124 adult skeletons from the 14-15th centuries AD. Six cases of enostoses were recognized (2 innominate bones, 2 fibulas, 1 femur head and 1 tibia). The biggest alteration was 22x9 mm, while most of the bone islands were 2-5 mm in size. Histological examination was performed in two cases. Microscopical view of one case showed lamellar (cortical) bone; in the other case woven bone structure was found. Enostosis of archeological bones can only be diagnosed performing routine radiographic examination.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2008
Volume: 52
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 329-331
ISSN: 1588-385X
Language: angol
Heading title: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 331. p.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:24
Last Modified: 2018. May. 25. 14:26
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/22971

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