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Document ID (ISN)45704
CIS number 86-480
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ehrlich A., Rohl A.N., Holstein E.C.
Title Asbestos bodies in carcinoma of colon in an insulation worker with asbestosis
Bibliographic information 22-29 Nov. 1985, Vol.254, No.20, p.2932-2933. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract This case study involved a worker with over 30 years of exposure to asbestos insulation. He developed advanced asbestosis, as well as adenocarcinoma of the colon. Examination of the removed tumour revealed a high concentration of amosite fibres (1.06 x 106 fibres dry tissue) in the section of mesentery analysed. A possible pathway is suggested for the asbestos bodies to reach the colon.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; gastrointestinal cancer; asbestosis; insulating materials
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos bodies; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases