Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Potential case of gynecomastia in mummified remains of an early modern period northern finnish vicar


Väre, Tiina; Galassi, Francesco M; Niinimäki, Jaakko; Junno, Juho-Antti (2018). Potential case of gynecomastia in mummified remains of an early modern period northern finnish vicar. Clinical Anatomy, 31(5):641-644.

Abstract

We report possibly the oldest evidence of gynecomastia in mummified human remains. Computed tomography was performed on the mummified remains of an early 17th century Northern Finnish vicar. The examination of the scans revealed large bilateral subareolar irregular masses resembling female mammary glands. The nearly septuagenarian vicar appears to have had gynecomastia, as it is a common condition in elderly men, and is sometimes associated with obesity. Gynecomastia is the most likely explanation for these findings. Clin. Anat., 2018. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Abstract

We report possibly the oldest evidence of gynecomastia in mummified human remains. Computed tomography was performed on the mummified remains of an early 17th century Northern Finnish vicar. The examination of the scans revealed large bilateral subareolar irregular masses resembling female mammary glands. The nearly septuagenarian vicar appears to have had gynecomastia, as it is a common condition in elderly men, and is sometimes associated with obesity. Gynecomastia is the most likely explanation for these findings. Clin. Anat., 2018. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Statistics

Citations

Altmetrics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anatomy, Histology, General Medicine
Language:English
Date:17 April 2018
Deposited On:31 May 2018 08:53
Last Modified:25 Apr 2019 07:16
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0897-3806
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.23187
PubMed ID:29664129

Download

Full text not available from this repository.
View at publisher

Get full-text in a library