Hepatic Resection

Chapter

Abstract

The indications for hepatic resection in children include a wide variety of both benign and malignant conditions. Benign conditions include mesenchymal hamartoma, adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), vascular malformations, and biliary tract cystic disease. Malignant lesions most commonly include hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma, but other rare lesions are occasionally found including angiosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and cholangiocarcinoma. Some lesions such as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor are considered benign but have a propensity for locally invasive disease.

Keywords

Phosphorus Albumin Argon Adenoma Bilirubin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPediatric Transplant Center, Harvard Medical Center, Children’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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