Paleopathological Evidence of Jaw Tumors

  • Eugen Strouhal


Theoretically, almost all tumors, benign or malignant, can occur in the jaw regions. Some are encountered often, others occasionally. Reasons cannot be given for such differences. From the paleopathological point of view, most kinds of tumors of the jaw region can be considered extant in prehistoric or historic specimens. A lack of evidence could be due to varying preservation circumstances of the specific kinds of tumors. There are also differences in frequencies of tumors affecting jaws which can be explained by the fact that the jaws (in contrast to other bones) may cause different alterations depending on the type of tumor.


Nasal Cavity Giant Cell Tumor Brown Tumor Mandibular Ramus Dentigerous Cyst 
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