International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2021)

Presentation and outcome of hepatoblastoma: Case series from a tertiary hospital in North Western Nigeria


Jibrin Baba, Usman Muhammad Sani, Yusuf Tahir, Murtala Muhammad Ahmad, Asma’u Adamu, Fati Bello Jiya, Khadija Omeneke Isezuo, Shalewa Ugege, Kabir Abdullahi

Hepatoblastoma is a rare hepatic tumour seen exclusively in children. It presents predominantly from zero – 3 years of age. Unusual presentation has been reported particularly in children above 5 years. Adolescents with hepatoblastoma presents unusually late with extensive diseases and unfavourable histologic subtypes, these are associated with poor outcome. Our study, was a case series of three, a neonate and 2 adolescents 13 and 14 years each respectively. All had hepatic masses with elevated alfa feto protein (AFP) and histologic diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. Two of the 3 case series had chemotherapy and two died while one was lost to follow-up.
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