Successful orthotopic liver transplantation for treatment of a hepatic yolk sac tumor

Lisa P. Abramson, Sri Pillai, Robert Acton, Hector Melin-Aldana, Riccardo Superina*

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Abstract

Yolk sac tumors (YSTs) represent 3% of malignancies in childhood and most commonly arise in the gonads. Hepatic YSTs are rare and previous reported cases were treated with resection and/or chemotherapy with mixed results. We present the first case of an unresectable hepatic YST in a 2-year-old boy treated successfully with liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1187
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

Keywords

  • Hepatic yolk sac tumor
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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