Liver transplantation for malignant liver tumors in children

Nancy A. Dower, Lesley J. Smith

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OLT is widely accepted for common end-stage diseases of the liver. Excellent survival data recommend this procedure as a treatment for certain malignant liver tumors of childhood. The option of LRLT appears ideal for malignancies; the procedure can be done electively and can be coordinated with recovery from chemotherapy. Patients with chemosensitive metastatic hepatoblastoma or other demonstrably chemosensitive tumors may also be suitable candidates for this life-saving procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2000



  • Childhood cancer
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver transplantation
  • Malignant liver tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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