Figure 2.. Gross images of teratoma growth in subcutaneous tissue of mouse.

Figure 2.

Gross images of teratoma growth in subcutaneous tissue of mouse. (A) The teratoma mass formed in the subcutaneous region of an immunodeficient SCID mouse pre-explantation. (B) Image of the explanted teratoma. Notice the presence of blood vessels and varied composition of the tumor, visible even without histological sectioning. There is a sharp, white tissue mass (black arrow) protruding from the center of the teratoma that resembles cartilage or bone.

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