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Buikvlieskanker door het eten van met asbest besmet voedsel

15-03-2005 00:00

Dit onderzoek beschrijft het geval van een 76 jarige vrouw met buikvlieskanker door het eten van met asbest besmet voedsel. Zij vertelde dat ze gewend was groenten te koken in regenwater dat verzameld werd uit een dakgoot van asbestgolfplaat.

Bron: Van Kesteren et al. (2004). International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in a 76-year-old woman with a history of asbestos fiber ingestion

Author(s): P. Van Kesteren . J. Bulten . C. Schijf . H. Boonstra . L. Massuger

Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer Volume: 14 Number: 1 Page: 162 -- 165

DOI: 10.1111/j.1048-891x.2004.14149.x

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Abstract: Abstract. van Kesteren P, Bulten J, Schijf C, Boonstra H, Massuger L. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in a 76-year-old woman with a history of asbestos fiber ingestion.

We report on a woman with malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum. This is the first report of a subject with this disease who revealed a history of asbestos ingestion by asbestos-contaminated food. She presented with episodes of sweating and fever, ascites, and weight loss. At laparotomy, small tumor deposits were noted on the peritoneum. The omental cake was removed, together with the uterus, ovaries, and tubes which were all macroscopically normal. The diagnosis was established by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Postoperatively, her complaints of fever and sweating disappeared. She refused further chemotherapy. After questioning her for asbestos exposure, she told us that, years ago, she used to prepare vegetables for cooking in rain water collected from a roof made of asbestos.