Date: 16 May 2012

Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Children

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common malignant liver tumor in children after hepatoblastoma (HB) and accounts for approximately 0.3% of all pediatric malignancies [1]. The age-adjusted incidence rate of HCC in the United States in children is 0.41 (0.24–0.65) per 1,000,000 population, with no gender predominance [1]. Children with HCC may present at any age, although the incidence is highest between the ages of 10–19 years [1–3].