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Calcified Pulmonary Nodules Identified in a 350-Year-Old-Joseon Mummy: the First Report on Ancient Pulmonary Tuberculosis from Archaeologically Obtained Pre-modern Korean Samples
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We found calcified pulmonary nodules in a middle-aged female mummy discovered from 350-yr-old Joseon tomb of Korea. In the CT scan, we found six radiopaque nodules in right lung, through the levels of thoracic vertebrae 1 to 6. We also found presumptive pleural adhesions in right thoracic cavity of CT images. We re-confirmed radiological findings by our post-factum dissection on the same mummy. By the differential diagnosis, we speculate that the radiopaque calcification nodules and associated pleural adhesion could have been caused by tuberculosis. This is the first-ever report on the pulmonary tuberculosis identified in archaeologically obtained, pre-modern Korean samples.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / Female / Humans / Tomography, X-Ray Computed / Mummies / Adult / Republic of Korea Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Journal of Korean Medical Science Year: 2016 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / Female / Humans / Tomography, X-Ray Computed / Mummies / Adult / Republic of Korea Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Journal of Korean Medical Science Year: 2016 Type: Article