An osseous lesion in the maxillary sinus-Tumour or tumour-like?

Nicklisch, Nicole and Maier, Ferdinand and Schulz, Georg and Rossbach, Anne and Pichler, Sandra L. and Zeilhofer, Hans-Florian and Gutwald, Ralf and Dresely, Veit and Meller, Harald and Baumhoer, Daniel and Alt, Kurt W.. (2019) An osseous lesion in the maxillary sinus-Tumour or tumour-like? International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 29 (2). pp. 183-190.

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In the bioarchaeological analysis of burials from a medieval graveyard at Hettstedt, Central Germany, a male skeleton of about 40 to 50 years at death with an unusual bony structure in the left maxillary sinus was discovered. Macroscopic examination exhibited a balloon-shaped osseous lesion with solid cortical surface 2.5 × 1.5 cm in size. Micro-CT scans revealed trabecular structures around a central cavity. The margins of the osseous lesion were well defined without infiltration of normal maxillary bone tissue. The histopathological analysis showed the presence of lamellar and woven bone. The structure and localisation of the tumour-like lesion suggest that the formation was the result of chronic inflammation and that chronic dental sinusitis seems to have triggered a large reactive ossification.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA Schünemann)
UniBasel Contributors:Pichler, Sandra L and Nicklisch, Nicole and Alt, Kurt W. and Schulz, Georg and Zeilhofer, Hans-Florian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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