Hepatocarcinoma in a Child With the Alagille Syndrome

Stuart S. Kaufman, R. Patrick Wood, Byers W. Shaw, Rodney S. Markin, Bruno Gridelli, Jon A. Vanderhoof

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Abstract

A child with the Alagille syndrome of intrahepatic bile duct paucity developed hepatocarcinoma. Disabling cirrhosis had rendered this child a suitable candidate for transplantation before the discovery of carcinoma. However, the extension of the tumor outside the liver precluded the performance of this potentially life-saving operation. Serial monitoring of the serum μ-fetoprotein concentration may be of value in the early identification of tumors in pediatric candidates for transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-700
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume141
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Kaufman, S. S., Wood, R. P., Shaw, B. W., Markin, R. S., Gridelli, B., & Vanderhoof, J. A. (1987). Hepatocarcinoma in a Child With the Alagille Syndrome. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 141(6), 698-700. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460060114050