Experimental studies on the role of the portal circulation in hepatic tumor vascularity.

@article{Ackerman1986ExperimentalSO,
  title={Experimental studies on the role of the portal circulation in hepatic tumor vascularity.},
  author={Neel B Ackerman},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1986},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1653-7}
}
Whereas the predominance of arterial circulation in the nourishment of liver tumors has been well established, the portal circulation also appears to play a significant role under some circumstances. Studies were performed on Sprague-Dawley rats with Walker carcinosarcomas implanted in the liver, and vascularity was identified by portal and arterial injection of pigmented silicone rubber (Microfil, Canton Bio-Medical Products, Boulder, CO). Experimental groups consisted of animals with hepatic… CONTINUE READING