Hepatoblastoma and hemihypertrophy

U. Jurgenson, J. Skornik, M. Baratz, Z. Spirer

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In a 3-month-old male infant the finding of hemihypertrophy and a palpable mass in the right side of the abdomen led to the diagnosis of a hepatoblastoma because of the known relationship between hemihypertrophy and hepatoblastoma, and because of an increased alpha-fetoprotein concentration. At operation the diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination and the tumour was totally excised by right hepatectomy. The postoperative course was uncomplicated. Because of the young age of the infant and the uncertainty regarding chemical treatment of hepatoblastoma, the infant was kept under permanent observation and was not treated with drugs or irradiation. 10 months after operation the child is developing satisfactorily, is in good health and the alpha-fetoprotein determination is good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-263+274
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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