• This report concerns the finding of a possible histiocytoma in the skin of the heel of an Egyptian mummy. Only two other neoplasms have been diagnosed microscopically in ancient material—a squamous papilloma of the hand in an Egyptian mummy and possible malignant melanomas in several Peruvian mummies. No visceral tumors have ever been identified in mummies, and only a few possible neoplasms have been detected on gross examination of skeletal material. The satisfactory preservation of cutaneous histologic and pathologic features in mummies should encourage the performance of additional studies.
(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:364-365)
Zimmerman MR. A Possible Histiocytoma in an Egyptian Mummy. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(6):364–365. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650060054025
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