Väre, T., Galassi, F. M., Niinimäki, J. and Junno, J. (2018), Potential case of gynecomastia in mummified remains of an early modern period northern finnish vicar. Clin. Anat., 31: 641-644. doi:10.1002/ca.23187
Potential case of gynecomastia in mummified remains of an early modern period Northern Finnish vicar
|Author:||Väre, Tiina1,2; Galassi, Francesco M.3; Niinimäki, Jaakko4;|
1Department of Archeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
2Medical Research Center of University of Oulu and Oulu University hospital, Oulu 90014, Finland
3Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich 8057, Switzerland
4Center for Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology Research of University of Oulu and Oulu University hospital, Oulu FI-90029, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018103046874
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2018-10-30
We report possibly the oldest evidence of gynecomastia in mummified human remains. Computed tomography was performed on the mummified remains of an early 17th century Northern Finnish vicar. The examination of the scans revealed large bilateral subareolar irregular masses resembling female mammary glands. The nearly septuagenarian vicar appears to have had gynecomastia, as it is a common condition in elderly men, and is sometimes associated with obesity. Gynecomastia is the most likely explanation for these findings. Clin. Anat. 31:641–644, 2018. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Pages:||641 - 644|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
615 History and archaeology
The research was part of Church, space and memory project funded by Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Finland, and led by PhD Titta Kallio-Seppä.
© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Väre, T. , Galassi, F. M., Niinimäki, J. and Junno, J. (2018), Potential case of gynecomastia in mummified remains of an early modern period northern finnish vicar. Clin. Anat., 31: 641-644. doi:10.1002/ca.23187, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.23187. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.