A case of primary carcinoma from Christian Sayala (Egyptian Nubia)

Eugen Strouhal

Abstract


A case from the Christian cemetery at Sayala, Egyptian Nubia, involving a 35-45 year old male, showed destruction of the maxillary and palatine regions, more developed on the left side. Considering the possible differential diagnoses, the cause was most probably a primary carcinoma of the nasal or paranasal cavities. Six similar cases from ancient Egypt and Nubia and a case from Neolithic Iran were discussed in this connection.

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