Angiosarcoma of the liver in Great Britain, 1963-73.Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6092.919 (Published 08 October 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:919
- P J Baxter,
- P P Anthony,
- R N MacSween,
- P J Scheuer
Deaths attributed to primary angiosarcoma of the liver (ASL) in Great Britain between 1963-73 were reviewed by submitting available histological material to a panel of histopathologists and by obtaining full occupational and residential histories for the cases agreed as ASL by the panel. On average four recorded cases of ASL occurred a year, but in only one-third of the cases submitted did the panel agree with the original diagnosis. Only one of the agreed cases could be confidently associated with exposure to vinyl chloride.