A solid tumour of the liver, hepatoblastoma accounts for half of all liver tumours in children (more often in boys than girls) but is rare. Predominantly found in preschool-aged children, diagnosis can be done via X-ray, CT scan, MRI and/or ultrasound.
Treatment usually includes surgery or chemotherapy depending on how quickly the tumour has grown or spread.
Symptoms can include:
Abdominal lump or mass often located in the upper right side or middle of the abdomen
Loss of appetite, nausea, abnormal weight loss, diarrhoea
Changes in skin colour (jaundice evidenced by yellow tone to the skin and whites of the eyes)