Images: 17th-Century Korean Mummy Diagnosed with Hernia

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Mummy Hernia

Credit: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099779.g003
For the first time, researchers have used computed tomography (CT) to assist in the diagnosis of a historical case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia,…Read More »

which is a birth defect of the hernia. The hernia was found in a 17th-century middle-age male mummy, dubbed the Andong mummy (shown here), according to the study detailed online July 2, 2014 in the journal PLOS ONE. [Read full news story]   Less «
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