LIVER - Hepatoblastoma

The specimen shows the left lobe of the liver, grossly enlarged by a lobulated tumour; the whole specimen weighed 1054 g. and measured 20 x 13 x 10 cm. The cut surface shows a rim of surviving liver tissue which is not cirrhotic; the tumour is pale and marked by areas of haemorrhage and cyst formation. The histology of the lesion was that of hepatoblastoma and the liver showed no evidence of cirrhosis.
The patient was aged 26 at the time the lesion was removed and of Asiatic origin. It is presumed that the tumour presented as a palpable mass; no further details are known.