Hemoperitoneum as the presenting sign of hepatoblastoma in a newborn

L. Sirota, N. Freud, F. Dulitzki, C. Mor, M. Zer

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Hepatoblastoma is rarely diagnosed in the neonatal period. We report a neonate in whom massive hemoperitoneum was the presenting sign of hepatoblastoma: tumor injury during vaginal delivery resulted in tumor spread and hemoperitoneum leading to conservative surgical treatment. The authors propose that in cases where intrauterine ultrasonographic findings suggest a hepatic mass, cesarean section should be considered in order to improve the prognosis in cases of congenital hepatoblastoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992


  • Hemoperitoneum
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • neonate


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