Osteochondrosis dissecans in glenoid cavity of Korean War casualty's scapula

Hyejin Lee, Kyungmin Koh, Minho Cha, Tan Namkoong, Sang Joon Park, Doo Hee Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Dong Hoon Shin

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Since the first description of this disease in 1887, there are rare reports on osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) found in the glenoid cavity by way of anthropological studies. During an excavation project for recovery of the remains of Korean War casualties, a skeletonized soldier was found inside a cave fort at the Arrowhead Ridge of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), South Korea. In our recovery and examination of a Korean War casualty in DMZ, we identified a possible OCD in the individual's glenoid cavity of a right-sided scapula by radiological analysis and computed tomography reconstruction. This is a rare case of scapular OCD discovered in an archaeologically investigated skeleton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Radiology


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