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Liver Tumors

  • Hart IsaacsJr
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Abstract

Tumors and tumorlike conditions of the liver are uncommon in newborns and infants, comprising only 3 and 8 %, respectively, of the total neoplasms of various types [1, 2]. The incidence of malignant liver tumors during the first year of life as determined from the Third National Cancer Survey is 7.5 per million live births per year [3]. Hepatic malignancies ranked seventh as the cause of infant deaths from cancer in that survey. Hepatic tumors seldom occur in the perinatal period comprising approximately 5 % of the total neoplasms of different kinds occurring in this age group [1–3].

Keywords

Biliary Atresia Tumor Giant Cell Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Infantile Hemangioma Rhabdoid Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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