Hepatoblastoma-An Unusual Presentation: A Case Report
Received Date: Apr 12, 2019 / Accepted Date: Apr 25, 2019 / Published Date: May 02, 2019
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary hepatic malignancy in children and accounts for 43% of the pediatric liver tumors. The usual presentation is the presence of an abdominal mass, vomiting, elevated αfetoprotein levels and thrombocytosis and it occurs in infants and children under 3 years of age. A 6-year-old male child presented to the outpatient department with complaints of mild to moderate grade fever, vomiting and loose stools for 3 days. The child was otherwise active and there was no palpable abdominal mass. USG abdomen and CT scan revealed the presence of an encapsulated solid hepatic tumor suggestive of HB. Complete blood count showed an elevated WBC count, high ESR and high α-fetoprotein levels (958 ng/ml) but no thrombocytosis. A nonanatomical excisional biopsy of the tumor confirmed it to be hepatoblastoma. The unusual features noticed in this case was presentation at a slightly later age (6 years), absence of abdominal mass and absence of thrombocytosis.
Keywords: Hepatoblastoma; Thrombocytosis; Abdominal mass; Surgery
Citation: Priya C, Vinodhini C, Biswakumar B (2019) Hepatoblastoma-An Unusual Presentation: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 9: 1240. Doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.10001240
Copyright: © 2019 Priya C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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