Carcinoma-in-situ cells in cultured human seminiferous tubules.

For the first time, early germ-cell derived tumour cells were studied in an in-vitro system of cultured seminiferous tubules. The intratubular tumour cells not only survived in culture for 7 days but were also able to multiply. Dividing tumour cells were identified in semi-thin sections and electron micrographs by morphological criteria. Additionally… (More)