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What is the definition of Hepatoblastoma?
Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant (cancerous) tumor of the liver that usually occurs in the first 3 years of life. In early stages of the condition, there may be no concerning signs or symptoms. As the tumor gets larger, affected children may experience a painful, abdominal lump; swelling of the abdomen; unexplained weight loss; loss of appetite; and/or nausea and vomiting. The exact underlying cause of hepatoblastoma is poorly understood. Risk factors for the tumor include prematurity with a very low birth weight, early exposure to hepatitis B infection, biliary atresia, and several different genetic conditions (i.e. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, Aicardi syndrome, Glycogen storage disease, and Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome). Treatment varies based on the severity of the condition but may include a combination of surgery, watchful waiting, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.
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Who are the top Hepatoblastoma Local Doctors?
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TCH Pearland Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pearland, TX 

Sanjeev Vasudevan is a General Surgeon in Pearland, Texas. Dr. Vasudevan has been practicing medicine for over 21 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hepatoblastoma. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Hepatoblastoma, Neuroblastoma, Embryonal Tumor with Multilayered Rosettes, and Pancreatoblastoma. He is licensed to treat patients in Texas. Dr. Vasudevan is currently accepting new patients.

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UPMC Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Transplant Services

Pittsburgh, PA 

Rakesh Sindhi is a General Surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sindhi has been practicing medicine for over 43 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hepatoblastoma. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Hepatoblastoma, Liver Transplant, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, and Liver Cancer. He is board certified in General Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Sindhi is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Primary Children's Outpatient Imaging Services - Riverton

Riverton, UT 

Rebecka Meyers is a Pediatric Surgeon and a General Surgeon in Riverton, Utah. Dr. Meyers has been practicing medicine for over 37 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hepatoblastoma. She is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Hepatoblastoma, Pancreatoblastoma, Liver Cancer, and Appendicitis. She is board certified in General Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Utah. Dr. Meyers is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Hepatoblastoma Clinical Trials?
NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) - Phase 2 Subprotocol of LOXO-101 (Larotrectinib) in Patients With Tumors Harboring Actionable NTRK Fusions
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A Phase I Study of Vorinostat in Combination With Vincristine, Irinotecan, and Temozolomide in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors and CNS Malignancies
What are the Latest Advances for Hepatoblastoma?
Percutaneous thermal ablation versus open liver resection for recurrent hepatoblastoma: a retrospective study.
Polymorphisms in METTL3 gene and hepatoblastoma risk in Chinese children: A seven-center case-control study.
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Association Between Arg72Pro Polymorphism in TP53 and Malignant Abdominal Solid Tumor Risk in Hunan Children.