This review is focused on the special issues and challenges confronting physicians and surgeons
caring for an unborn child, or a newborn with a liver tumor. Liver tumors at this age are very
rare and they make it difficult for pediatric surgeons to gain experience necessary to obtain good results.
On the other hand, adult hepatobiliary surgeons faced with a fetus or infant with a liver mass are
ill equipped to care for the patient even if they have done a high volume of adult liver surgery and are
expert in the field. Often a team approach is the best solution.
Keywords: Hepatic hemangioma, hepatoblastoma, liver neoplasms, mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver, neonate, neuroblastoma,
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