Research Article

Angiosarcoma of the liver in Great Britain, 1963-73.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: (Published 08 October 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:919
  1. P J Baxter,
  2. P P Anthony,
  3. R N MacSween,
  4. 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.