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pediatric hepatic tumors

Wednesday 4 January 2006

Primary hepatic neoplasms account for 0.5% to 2.0% of all pediatric neoplasms and comprise a variety of benign and malignant epithelial and mesodermal tumors.

Incidences of these tumors change signi´Čücantly from birth to 20 years of age.

Of 716 cases of the 10 most commonly occurring hepatic neoplasms seen at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology between 1970 and 1999, hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hemangioendothelioma accounted for almost 65%.

Types (Exemples)

- hepatic adenoma

- malignant tumors

  • hepatoblastoma
  • desmoplastic nested spindle cell tumor of liver (15613851)
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
    • fibrolamellar carcinoma (fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma)

- hepatic sarcomas

By histogenesis

- hepatic vascular tumors

See also

- Tumors

  • hepatic tumors


- Weinberg AG, Finegold MJ. Primary hepatic tumors of childhood. Hum Pathol. 1983 Jun;14(6):512-37. PMID: 6303939