A child with the Alagille syndrome of intrahepatic bile duct paucity developed hepatocarcinoma. Disabling cirrhosis had rendered this child a suitable candidate for transplantation before the discovery of carcinoma. However, the extension of the tumor outside the liver precluded the performance of this potentially life-saving operation. Serial monitoring of the serum μ-fetoprotein concentration may be of value in the early identification of tumors in pediatric candidates for transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health