Primary carcinoma of the liver in infancy and childhood is of relatively rare occurrence. Steiner,7 Bigelow,1 and others5 have reviewed the literature on the subject and reported cases of their own. It seems that many of the reported cases cannot be classified with accuracy as being real primary malignant carcinomas of the liver. Steiner7 considered that of the 105 cases previously reported in patients under 16 years of age, only 75 presented evidence justifying the diagnosis. We thought it would be of interest to report a case of liver tumor encountered in an 8-month-old white girl which we believe is a primary hepatic carcinoma.
Report of Case
An 8-month-old white girl was admitted to the hospital because of poor gain of weight, a hypochromic anemia, and the presence of an intraabdominal mass.The mother was multiparous. The pregnancy and delivery were uneventful. The baby appeared normal
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