An ovarian teratoma of late Roman age

Núria Armentano, Mercè Subirana, Albert Isidro, Oscar Escala, Assumpció Malgosa

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We report here a very unusual pelvic calcification recovered from the remains of a 30-40-year-old woman found at the late Roman period archeological site of La Fogonussa (Lleida, Catalonia). Although differential diagnoses for calcifications of the pelvis are complicated in archeological contexts, the precise localization, macroscopic features, and the presence of teeth along with part of a small bone led us to identify this case as an ovarian teratoma, based upon gross observations and computerized tomography (CT). © 2012 Elsevier Inc..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Ancient remains
  • Late Roman period (Spain)
  • Ovarian teratoma
  • Paleopathology
  • Pelvic calcification


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