Correlation of asbestos fiber burdens in fallopian tubes and ovarian tissue

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Aug;181(2):346-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(99)70559-4.


Evidence suggests an increased risk of ovarian cancer with asbestos exposure. Ovaries and corresponding fallopian tubes were studied by analytic electron microscopy. There was 71.4% agreement between tube and ovary for presence-type of asbestos. The fallopian tube can provide useful information regarding asbestos exposure when no ovarian tissue is available.

MeSH terms

  • Asbestos / analysis*
  • Fallopian Tubes / chemistry*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / chemically induced
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / chemistry
  • Ovary / chemistry*


  • Asbestos