Pediatric Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)

Pediatric Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)

Dallas

214-456-6040
Fax: 214-456-6320
Suite F5200

Plano

469-303-4200
Fax: 469-303-4225
Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)?

The most common liver tumor in children is hepatoblastoma, but it only happens in about one in a million children.  Other liver tumors found in children include:

  • Bile duct tumors 
  • Hepatocellular carcinomas
  • Mesenchymal Hamartomas (usually benign)
  • Sarcomas

How is Pediatric Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer) treated?

Surgery and Chemotherapy

In general, curing these tumors requires complete removal combined with appropriate chemotherapy if the tumor is malignant.  The ability to resect the tumor depends on its position in the liver and whether it involves critical blood vessels and bile ducts. 

Transplant

Some patients with unresectable liver tumors will require a liver transplant.

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