Perinatal hemorrhage complicating neonatal hepatoblastoma: Case report

May Lai, Sathyaprasad Burjonrappa

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Hepatoblastoma is the most common malignant liver tumor of infancy and presents most frequently at a median age of 18 months. Presentation in the neonatal period is rare, and there are very few reports of an antenatal diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. We recently encountered a neonate who presented with hemoperitoneum after rupture of a congenital hepatoblastoma during vaginal delivery. After successful right hepatectomy and adjuvant cis-platinum-based chemotherapy, the child is doing well. We draw attention to rarity of this condition and difficulty in definitively establishing a diagnosis both in the antenatal and neonatal periods and discuss the management dilemmas in congenital presentations of hepatoblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E29-E32
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Antenatal screening
  • Congenital hepatoblastoma
  • Hemoperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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