High Risk of Malignant Mesothelioma and Pleural Plaques in Subjects Born Close to Ophiolites


Bayram M. , Döngel I., Bakan N. D. , YALÇIN H., CEVIT R., Dumortier P., et al.

CHEST, cilt.143, ss.164-171, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 143 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.11-2727
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.164-171

Özet

Background: Ophiolites, a special sequence of geologic rock units, are known sources of naturally occurring asbestos. The aim of this study was to test whether the occurrence of malignant mesothelioma (MM) or pleural plaques (PPs) in the province of Sivas, Turkey, is determined by the proximity of the patient's birthplace to ophiolites and, if so, to establish the magnitude of the risk.