Fallopian tubes
Benign or nonneoplastic conditions
Heat artifact

Topic Completed: 01 April 2013

Revised: 20 December 2018

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Definition / general
  • Due to cautery or heating of specimen during or after removal of fallopian tubes
  • Also known as cautery artifact
Gross description
  • No specific findings
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Marked pseudostratification and dark nuclear staining, similar to that seen in colon biopsy specimens
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Nuclei dark and elongated