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Title: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgery of hepatoblastoma.
Authors: Udupa, K V
Navadgi, S M
Mullerpatan, P
Chhabra, D
Shah, R C
Jagannath, P
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2006
Citation: Udupa KV, Navadgi SM, Mullerpatan P, Chhabra D, Shah RC, Jagannath P. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgery of hepatoblastoma. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2006 Aug; 73(8): 735-7
Abstract: Though surgical resection is the main stay of treatment for childhood hepatoblastoma (HB), many are unsuitable for radical surgery at diagnosis due to extensive intrahepatic and/or extra hepatic disease. We report experience in five patients of HB from a single institution (2001-2005) with preoperative Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by surgery. Three patients received cisplatin, doxorubicin; and two cisplatin / vincristine /5-fluorouracil. All showed more than 50% reduction in tumor size confirmed by CT scan. Hepatic resection R0 was performed in all. There was no chemotherapy related toxicity nor post surgical morbidity or mortality. All are disease free at median follow up of 4 years. NACT produces adequate down staging of the HB with acceptable toxicity. Though cisplatin with doxorubicin produced good results, new protocol with cisplatin, vincristine and 5FU is promising without cardiotoxicity.
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