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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1970;4(2): 141-150.
유소아 원발성 간암 -증례 보고-
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연세대학교 의과대학 병리학교실, 소아과학교실
Primary Liver Tumors in Infancy and Childhood -6 Cases Report-
H.Y. Choi, J.R. Kim, C.L. Park, C.H. Suh, Y.B. Lee
Department of Pathology and Pediatrics Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Korea
ABSTRACT
During 11 years’ period, from 1958 to 1969, 6 cases of primary liver tumor under the age of 16 were encountered. According to the histologic pattern, 3 of them were diagnosed as hepatocarcinoma, 2 as mixed hepatoblastoma, and 1 as epithelial hepatoblastoma. Three cases of hepatocarcinoma were all male, with ages of 16, 16, and 13 years old, respectively. On the other hand, all three cases of hepatoblastoma were under 2 years of age, namely, 1 1/12, 1 3/12 and 10/12 years, and one of them was female. The clinical and laboratory findings were not characteristic to distinguish the two types of tumors except the age distribution. A review of the literature was made, and it was stressed that hepatoblastoma has better prognosis than hepatocarcinoma.