The fourth case of angiosarcoma of the liver among workers exposed to vinyl chloride in Italy is reported. The case was a 43 yr old man who worked from 1959 to 1980 in a VCM/PVC production plant, mostly in the polymerization area. He died in March 1981, four months after diagnosis, from a massive hemoperitoneum. Post mortem examination was performed. According to four independent pathologists the histologic appearance was typical of a highly deviating angiosarcoma. The tumor developed after a sclerotic liver lesion was already present. The angiosarcoma was probably polycentric, had a high degree of malignancy and a rapid local evolution while, in contrast, no metastases were detected.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health