The video below is a render of a maxilla scanned as part of From Cemetery to Clinic. When the database goes live, you will be able to download the 3D models and manipulate it yourself using free software. There are currently 122 3D models from this project that are available to download at the moment.
The following is a description of the pathological changes evident in this maxilla. The format for descriptions is slightly different with Digitised Diseases, as this project covers pathological conditions other than leprosy. There is a glossary of terms and other specialist language/grading systems that accompany both the descriptions from both projects.
Chichester 291, young to middle adult male
Anterior nasal spine: No change is apparent.
Alveolar processes of maxilla: No change is apparent.Nasal surface of the palatine process of the maxilla: No change is apparent.
Oral surface of the palatine process of the maxilla (Grade 2): Extensive small to large pitting occurs on all visible surfaces, with some cohesion of the pits creating a lattice like surface.The teeth are in relatively good condition.
Other changes include posterior alveolar absorption around the third molars, new bone in the maxillary sinuses, slight inflammatory pitting and new compact bone on the internal surface of the frontal processes, and inflammatory pitting on the external surface of the frontal processes.
Further information included in the From Cemetery to Clinic database regarding this individual:
There would have been stained purulent nasal discharge, nasal stuffiness, halitosis, and possibly hoarseness of voice. There is evidence of infection in the tissues of the mid-foot of both feet. There was swelling of both lower legs. This individual was infectious.