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A historical case of beaten-copper cranium


Rühli, Frank J; Nicklisch, N; Alt, K W (2007). A historical case of beaten-copper cranium. Journal of Neurosurgery, 106(1 Supp):71-73.

Abstract

The authors present the oldest historical case of a so-called beaten-copper cranium. The typical pattern was identified on a skull from a child, probably a boy, who died at approximately 6 years of age and was buried in a provisional cemetery used during the siege of Hanau, Germany, in 1635 and 1636. Morphological and radiological analyses of the severe digitate impressions ubiquitous on the child's endocranium support the diagnosis of chronically elevated intracranial pressure due to hydrocephalus.

Abstract

The authors present the oldest historical case of a so-called beaten-copper cranium. The typical pattern was identified on a skull from a child, probably a boy, who died at approximately 6 years of age and was buried in a provisional cemetery used during the siege of Hanau, Germany, in 1635 and 1636. Morphological and radiological analyses of the severe digitate impressions ubiquitous on the child's endocranium support the diagnosis of chronically elevated intracranial pressure due to hydrocephalus.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Anatomy
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:January 2007
Deposited On:26 Mar 2010 07:56
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 12:54
Publisher:American Association of Neurological Surgeons
ISSN:0022-3085
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3171/ped.2007.106.1.71
PubMed ID:17233320

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