Hepatocellular carcinoma

 

The autopsy showed this hepatocellular carcinoma occupying much of the volume of a cirrhotic liver. Furthermore, the tumor had invaded the diaphragm and ruptured into the peritoneal cavity, causing the bloody ascites. The photo shows a view of a longitudinal slice taken through the full length of the liver. The photos were shot with a Minolta X-370 with 100mm bellows lens on Kodak Elite ISO 100 transparency film. The specimen was sliced fresh and fixed in formalin overnight, then briefly immersed in 70% alcohol to retrieve some of the native color and dull the surface reflections. Courtsey: Ed Uthman, MD. 

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