The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 107–110 | Cite as

Primary carcinoma of the liver in infancy

Report of a case with review of the literature
  • Raj Kumar
  • Shivdev Singh


Primary carcinoma of the liver in a one-year-old female child is reported. A left hepatic lobectomy was done. In the postoperative period the child developed paralytic ileus and later died of hepatic failure. An aggressive surgical approach is recommended for this otherwise fatal condition.


Hepatic Encephalopathy Primary Carcinoma Paralytic Ileus Postoperative Liver Failure Hepatic Lobectomy 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raj Kumar
    • 1
  • Shivdev Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Chandigarh

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