Journal article

Treatment outcomes for hepatoblastoma: an institution's experience over two decades

JP Ang, JA Heath, S Donath, S Khurana, A Auldist

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

Our objective is to review a leading Australian tertiary referral centre's experience in treating hepatoblastoma over two decades. This is a retrospective study of clinical, radiological and pathological data in hepatoblastoma patients treated at our institution between 1984 and 2004. Thirty children (17 male, 13 female) ranging in age from 5 months to 6.5 years (median 19 months) at diagnosis were reviewed. This is the largest case series reported in Australia to date. The median length of follow-up was 6.3 years (range 7 months to 20.9 years). On average, the number of new cases increased by 0.12 each year (P=0.01). A total of 29 patients underwent definitive surgery for primary tumour con..

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