Hepatoblastoma: A primary malignant liver tumor which is rare in infants and children.
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causes, and treatments of Hepatoblastoma is available below.
Symptoms of Hepatoblastoma
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma?
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Causes of Hepatoblastoma
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Hepatoblastoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hepatoblastoma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed....read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician....read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the...read more »
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Clinical Trials for Hepatoblastoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hepatoblastoma include:
- Hepatoblastoma Biology Study and Tissue Bank - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006)
- Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Liver Cancer - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - carboplatin,cisplatin,doxorubicin hydrochloride
- Amifostine to Protect From the Side Effects of Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With High-Risk or Relapsed Solid Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - chemoprotection,bone marrow ablation with stem cell support,amifostine,busulfan,filgrastim,melphalan,thiotepa
- Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Amifostine in Treating Young Patients With Liver Cancer - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cisplatin,fluorouracil,vincristine
- Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation Plus Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Malignant Solid Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - carboplatin,cyclophosphamide,etoposide,filgrastim
- more trials...»
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Clinical Trials for Hepatoblastoma
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Definitions of Hepatoblastoma:
Hepatoblastoma is a malignant liver neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in infants, although isolated instances in older children and adults have been reported. Grossly, hepatoblastoma is solid, well circumscribed, and more often solitary than multiple. Microscopically, most of the tumors are composed exclusively of immature hepatocytic elements. About a fourth of hepatoblastomas contain a stromal component which may be undifferentiated or develop into bone or cartilage. The treatment of choice of hepatoblastoma is surgical excision with adjuvant therapy. Liver transplantation is being increasingly used as well. --2002
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Hepatoblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hepatoblastoma, or a subtype of Hepatoblastoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Hepatoblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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