Nine new cases of mesothelioma clustering in four families are described, and additional information is provided on four previously reported families.
All of the members of these families had some exposure to asbestos.
Diagnoses were confirmed histologically, and the relevance of the histologic pattern is discussed after the literature review.
The lung mineral fiber burden was quantified in patients by transmission electron microscopic examination and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis, and this confirmed significant exposure to amphibole asbestos in all patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mésothéliome malin, Tumeur maligne, Pneumopathie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Amiante, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Exploration clinique, Anatomopathologie, Homme, Etude familiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant mesothelioma, Malignant tumor, Pneumopathy, Respiratory disease, Digestive diseases, Asbestos, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Clinical investigation, Pathology, Human, Family study
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Cote : 93-0073715
Code Inist : 002B11. Création : 199406.