Malignant mesothelioma not related to asbestos exposure: Analytical scanning electron microscopic analysis of 83 cases and comparison with 442 asbestos-related cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Epidemiological studies indicate that 80-90% of mesotheliomas are asbestos related. This suggests that 10-20% are not. Lung fiber burden analysis provides objective information about past exposures to asbestos. We have performed lung fiber burden analysis on a large cohort of mesothelioma cases and compared the findings with a reference population. Herein we report our findings along with demographic and exposure data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kraynie, A; de Ridder, GG; Sporn, TA; Pavlisko, EN; Roggli, VL

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 142 - 146

PubMed ID

  • 27070945

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0758

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01913123.2016.1154633


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England