Hepatoblastoma

Discussion:

Hepatoblastoma is the commonest primary malignant tumor of the liver in childhood. It is more common in males and associated with other syndromes e.g. hemihypertrophy, Beckweth Weidemann and familial polyposis. Calcification presents in 50% of the tumor mostly of mixed type. Epithelial type usually lacks calcification.

Differential diagnosis includes; infantile hemangioendotheliosis, mesenchymal hamartoma and neuroblastoma metastasis.

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