Hormone receptors in hepatoblastoma: a demonstration of both estrogen and progesterone receptors

Cancer. 1982 Nov 1;50(9):1828-32. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19821101)50:9<1828::aid-cncr2820500929>3.0.co;2-1.


A case of mixed hepatoblastoma occurring in a four-year-old girl is described. Light and electron micrographs illustrate a predominant mesenchymal component and a less conspicuous epithelial element. The tumor contained specific cytosolic protein receptors for estrogen and progesterone. The estrogen receptor titer was 10.5 fmol/mg cytosol protein and the progesterone receptor titer was 62.2 fmol/mg cytosol protein.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / metabolism*
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / pathology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Receptors, Estrogen / analysis*
  • Receptors, Progesterone / analysis*


  • Receptors, Estrogen
  • Receptors, Progesterone