Virgilijus Sakalinskas, Rimantas Jankauskas, Marija Sakalinskaitė


The purpose of the present paper is to evaluate incidence of destructive otitis media and nose obstructive pathology in Lithuanian populations of the past (diachronically). Visual and with special optical aparates investigated 1603 skulls dated from Neolithic to 17-18 c.c. A.D. 53 cases of destructive otitis media were identified, earliest coming from 5-6 c.c. A.D. General incidence of destructive otitis media in the 1st mill. A.D. was 9,7%, in the 2nd mill. A.D. – 1,4%. 190 cases (29,1%) of septal deviation, 55 cases (8,4%) of septal crista and 26 cases (3,0%) of concha bullosa were found; definite sexual and lifetime differences were elucidated

Keyword(s): destructive otitis; nasal septum pathology; concha bullosa; paleopopulations
DOI: 10.5200/385
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