Malignant Liver Tumors in South African Children: A National Audit

@article{Moore2008MalignantLT,
  title={Malignant Liver Tumors in South African Children: A National Audit},
  author={Stephen H. Moore and Alan Davidson and G P Hadley and Mariana Kruger and Janet Poole and D K Stones and Linda Wainwright and G. Wessels},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={1389-1395}
}
Malignant liver tumors (mostly hepatoblastoma [HB] and hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC]) are uncommon, representing 0.5%–2% of childhood malignancies worldwide. The pattern of liver tumors appears to differ in Southern Africa as a result of infectious factors (e.g., hepatitis B/retroviral disease (HIV). This study aimed to assess recent changes in the prevalence and surgical management of liver tumors in South African children. Data were obtained from the tumor registry and pediatric oncology… CONTINUE READING
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