Asbestos content of lung tissue in patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: A study of 42 cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Lung tissue from 42 peritoneal mesothelioma cases was analyzed by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectrometry. There were 34 men and 8 women with a mean age of 61 ± 10 years. Also, 17% of cases had histologically confirmed asbestosis, and 26% had only parietal pleural plaques. The asbestos body count exceeded our normal range in 22 of 42 cases (52%). Cases with asbestos-related pulmonary disease had higher fiber burdens than those without. The vast majority of fibers were commercial amphiboles (amosite with lesser amounts of crocidolite). These findings concur with previously published epidemiological observations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • de Ridder, GG; Kraynie, A; Pavlisko, EN; Oury, TD; Roggli, VL

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 141

PubMed ID

  • 27281118

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0758

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01913123.2016.1170085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England