The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
 
 
№ 4 / 2018 / 11-20
DOI 10.15372/SSMJ20180402

HIGH FIELD MRI OF JOINTS AND LIMBS’ TISSUES OF THE WOMAN’S MUMMY FROM BURIAL AK-ALAKHA-3 ON THE UKOK PLATEAU

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Abstract

The goal is to perform a paleoradiologic MRI study of the tissues of the musculoskeletal system of the mummy of a woman from the Pazyryk culture from the Ak-Alakh-3 burial ground on the Ukok Plateau, in which previously had been found tumor metastases (from the right breast) and the consequences of a severe trauma – a dislocation of the right hip and damage to the right brachial joints. The method is a high-field MRI on the magnetic resonance scanner (Achieva Nova, Philips, 1.5 T). Results. The manifestations of osteomyelitis of the femurs bones were revealed in the tissues of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the mummy. The signs of damage to the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee joint and lig. bifurcatum of the right foot were revealed, which indicates the effect of unfavorable factors of traumatic genesis. There were also signs of an inflammatory process, spondyloarthritis and osteoarthritis (probably autoimmune genesis): a pronounced narrowing of both sacroiliac joints, zones of inflammatory edema of bone tissue in the projection of the left sacroiliac joint, joints of the foot, involvement of the periarticular soft tissues-achillobursitis

Key words

mummy, magnetic resonance imaging, joints, musculoskeletal system
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About Authors (Correspondence):

Letyagin A.Yu. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, head of research institute, e-mail: letyagin-andrey@yandex.ru

Full Text

Received: 29/08/2018
Accepted: 29/08/2018