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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

Print version ISSN 0034-7531On-line version ISSN 1561-3119


VALDES GUERRERO, Raúl et al. Hepatic tumors in pediatric ages. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, n.3, e876.  Epub Sep 01, 2020. ISSN 0034-7531.


Liver tumors represent 1-2% of all the malignant neoplasms in children and the 15-20% of abdominal tumors.


To characterize from the clinical surgical perspective the pediatric patients with a diagnosis of hepatic tumor.


Descriptive and cross-sectional study conducted in ´´Juan Manuel Márquez´´ Pediatric Hospital. There were reviewed clinical records, histopathological reports and surgical reports from January 1st, 1997 to December 31st, 2017, to obtain necessary clinical data for the research. The sample was formed by 63 patients. There were used absolute frequencies and percentages for qualitative variables. For quantitative variables, there were used central trend and diffusion measures.


It was verified that 33 patients (52.4%) were males. The biggest number of patients was in the age group from 1 to 5 years being 36 (57.1%). The most frequent tumor was the hepatoblastoma and within this category the fetal hepatoblastoma, with 16 (25.4%) patients with that condition. In 34 patients (54 %) were combined medical and surgical approchaes.


There was a predominance of male patients in the ages from 1 to 5 years. There were mainly identified patients with epitelial hepatic tumors, malignant tumors in stage III and the histopatological variation of fetal hepatoblastoma. The most common treatment was the medical-surgical one according to the hospital´s protocols and depending on the histologic type.

Keywords : Hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatoblastoma; hepatic neoplasms.

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