Wilms tumor/nephroblastoma refers to the most common renal malignancy found in children.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Young child (peak age 2-5)
- Abdominal mass
Vital signs may show hypertension
Abdominal exam can reveal the presence of a smooth, non-tender, abdominal mass that does not cross the midline.
Abdominal ultrasonography can be used to visualize the nature of the abdominal mass.
WAGR is an acronym that describes associated syndromes (Wilms tumor, Aniridia, Genitourinary anomalies, mental Retardation)
This is a common malignancy in children:
- Fourth common childhood malignancy overall
- Most common renal malignancy in children
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