Most tumors of the liver in children are malignant. Benign tumors occur most often in infants, are usually vascular, and seldora require surgery. Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma are the most common malignant tumors. Hepatoblastoma affects younger children and hepatocellular carcinoma affects older children and adolescents. Treatment consists of surgical resection before or after chemotherapy, and long-term survival is impossible without resection. Survival rate exceeds 80% in children with hepatoblastoma. Children with hepatocellular carcinoma and other more unusual malignant tumors do not do as well. Current treatment plans are described for both benign and malignant tumors of the liver.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health