A case of concrescent tooth - A developmental anomaly in a 19th century skull from Uganda
Paweł Dąbrowski , Dariusz Nowakowski , Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Sroka , Izabela Maciuszczak , Stanisław Gronkiewicz
AbstractDental abnormalities in archeological material such us concrescence or odontoma are rare cases often found accidentally, mostly during routine X-ray analysis or during macroscopic examination of the mastication apparatus. In this study, we presenta rare case of concrescence between an upper left third molar and a supernumerary fourth molar in a 19th century skull from Uganda. Simultaneously, it is a critical revision of earlier studies on the same object (which considered this abnormality asan odontoma), using dental X-ray imaging and histological analysis. Concrescence is a rare dental anomaly and this specimen is, to the best of our knowledge, the first such case reported in paleopathological studies of Eastern Africa. It may contribute to recognition and identification of etiopathogenetic factors in dental developmental defects in historical and contemporary populations of Africa.
|Journal series||International Journal of Paleopathology, ISSN 1879-9817, (A 20 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||Concrescent teeth; Dental anomalies; Palaeopathology|
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