Pediatric Liver Tumors

What is a liver tumor? Which are the best treatment options for liver tumors?  

Tumor of the liver treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab
Studies have shown that the liver is the 3rd most commonplace for the abdominal tumor to grow. The liver tumor can
be categorized as:

  • Malignant (cancerous)
  • Benign (non-cancerous)

If you suspect that you have a problem with your liver, then schedule your consultation at the best Liver
Hospital in Punjab. Dr. Hardev Ramandeep Singh Grin
is one of the well-known names as liver doctors who is
running the No. 1 Liver hospital in Sahnewal. Our Gastro doctor in Sahnewal has treated many patients coming
to him to get treatment for hepatitis, liver failure, liver cirrhosis, liver trauma, gallbladder failure, liver
tumor, and much more.

Liver tumor in children

The prevalence rate of liver tumors in children is high, and this condition can result in different symptoms like:

  • Belly look larger
  • Experience weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lump in the abdomen

Not only that, infants & newborns also have the problem of liver tumors which can come along with more severe
symptoms, and immediate treatment is needed. The symptoms are:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Respiratory problem

Liver tumors

    • Benign liver tumor

It is known as hemangiomas and occurs when the baby is born within 6 months. The swollen belly is the major
problem and through imaging tests, the doctor will only get to know about the problem. Although, in many cases,
within 2 years the tumor goes away. But, sometimes therapy is required.

    • Malignant liver tumor

It is known as Hepatiblastomas (HB) which makes around 43% of pediatric liver tumors. This condition can be
inherited & the person who has the condition of viral hepatitis or hepatic fibrosis is at increased chances of
getting a malignant tumor. Apart from HB, Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is another reason behind this cancer
type. The prevalence rate is higher in:

    • 0 to 4 years
    • 10 to 14 years

Liver tumor treatment 


The best possible treatment options are:

  • High-doses of corticosteroids
  • Propranolol (a beta-blocker)
  • Interferon-alpha (medication which is directed to the immune system)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgical tumor removal

Only in the worst-case scenario when the problem does not respond to other options, then liver transplant is

Hepatoblastomas (HB)

The doctor will ask you to get a lab test to measure the enzyme and other substance levels in the liver. Checking
the AFP (type of protein also known as α -fetoprotein) level is checked to give you the best treatment plan. With
HB, the main approach is the removal of cancer through surgery. Although, surgery might not be suitable considering
the location & size. Initially, chemotherapy can be suggested and if that does not work then a liver transplant is

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

If we talk about the symptoms & diagnosis, then both things are the same. Around 70% of these tumors are not possible to remove through surgery & even chemotherapy is not recommended. So, what’s the best choice for HCC?

  • Complete surgical treatment
  • Chemotherapy

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