An aneurysm in the Papyrus of Ebers (108, 3-9)

Med Secoli. 1990;2(1):1-4.


One of the most ancient descriptions of arterial aneurysm occurs in a paragraph of the Ebers Papyrus: Egyptians considered it a consequence of a vascular lesion and treated it surgically, through an instrument, which had to be previously cauterized on fire.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / history*
  • Egypt, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Manuscripts as Topic / history*