Print Email Facebook Twitter Ultrastructure of hepatic angiosarcoma in rats induced by vinyl chloride Title Ultrastructure of hepatic angiosarcoma in rats induced by vinyl chloride Author Spit, B.J. Feron, V.J. Hendriksen, C.F.M. Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO Publication year 1981 Abstract The hepatic angiosarcoma studied was from a male Wistar rat having been exposed to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) by the oral route for 120 weeks. Widened sinusoids lined by large electron-lucent, spindle-shaped tumor cells and membrane-bound nuclear-free structures were seen in the transitional zone between the tumor mass and the adjacent liver tissue. In areas merely consisting of tumor tissue the tumor cells had a more angular or irregular shape. The origin of the tumor cells is discussed in light of the characteristic differences between endothelial cells and Kupffer cells described in the literature. Although an endothelial origin of the tumor cells could not be established unequivocally, it was concluded that at present there is little reason to doubt such an origin. Chemicals/CAS: vinyl chloride, 75-01-4; Vinyl Chloride, 75-01-4 Subject Vinyl chlorideAdverse drug reactionAngiosarcomaAnimal experimentCarcinogenesisElectron microscopyLiverLiver cancerOral drug administrationRatAnimalHemangiosarcomaLiver NeoplasmsMaleMicroscopy, ElectronRatsRats, Inbred StrainsSarcoma, ExperimentalSupport, Non-U.S. Gov'tVinyl Chloride To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c92dda79-7728-43c6-9bac-4419b67f9432 TNO identifier 229045 ISSN 0014-4800 Source Experimental and Molecular Pathology, 35 (2), 277-284 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.