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Anatomical confirmation of computed tomography-based diagnosis of the atherosclerosis discovered in 17th Century Korean Mummy

Title
Anatomical confirmation of computed tomography-based diagnosis of the atherosclerosis discovered in 17th Century Korean Mummy
Authors
Kim M.J.Kim Y.-S.Oh C.S.Go J.-H.Lee I.S.Park W.-K.Cho S.-M.Kim S.-K.Shin D.H.
Ewha Authors
김이석
SCOPUS Author ID
김이석scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
PLoS ONE
ISSN
1932-6203JCR Link
Citation
vol. 10, no. 3
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
In the present study on a newly discovered 17th century Korean mummy, computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple aortic calcifications within the aortic wall that were indicative of ancient atherosclerosis. The CT-based findings were confirmed by our subsequent postfactum dissection, which exhibited possible signs of the disease including ulcerated plaques, ruptured hemorrhages, and intimal thickening where the necrotic core was covered by the fibrous cap. These findings are strong indicators that the mummy suffered from aortic atherosclerosis during her lifetime. The present study is a good example of how CT images of vascular calcifications can be a useful diagnostic tool in forming at least preliminary diagnoses of ancient atherosclerosis. © 2015 Kim et al.
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0119474
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