The patient was a man aged 79 who died from chronic renal failure and cardiac failure.
The specimen was an incidental finding at postmortem. It consists of a lobulated isolated tumour 6 cms in diameter in the liver. The cut surface shows many areas of cell necrosis and a few small haemorrhages. The rather serpiginous border of the mass is sharply demarcated from the surrounding liver in which there is quite marked chronic passive venous congestion. Histology shows a well-differentiated tubular columnar-celled carcinoma, probably originating from bile ducts.