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ABSTRACT: Hepatoblastoma and liver metastasis of Wilms' tumors are rare hepatic tumors in children. Treatment of both tumors consists of a combination of chemotherapy and liver surgery. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is frequently used for the treatment of adult liver tumors but is rarely mentioned as a treatment option in pediatric liver tumors. We present a patient with hepatoblastoma and 1 with liver metastasis from a Wilms' tumor. Both patients were treated according to the latest protocols except that surgery included use of RFA. Both are well and recurrence free 8 and 3 years after surgery. Radiofrequency ablation may be a good addition to the existing arsenal of treatment modalities for pediatric liver tumors.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery 03/2012; 47(3):e7-e12. · 1.38 Impact Factor