Wilms' tumor

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Wilms' tumor

 (wĭlmz)
n.
A malignant tumor of the kidney that is associated with certain genetic abnormalities and chiefly affects young children. Also called nephroblastoma.

[After Max Wilms (1867-1918), German surgeon.]
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Noun1.Wilms' tumor - malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable massWilms' tumor - malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass
sarcoma - a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
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Wilms' tumor

n. tumor de Wilms, neoplasma del riñón que se desarrolla rápidamente y usualmente se ve en la infancia.
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Wilm's tumour is the second most common malignancy (32.9%).
Pathological stage according to National Wilm's tumour studies (NWTS)9 was I in 62% patients, II in 20%, III in 14% and IV in 4%.
On immunohistochemical staining, the epithelial lining was positive for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and Wilm's Tumour 1 (Figure 2c, 2d).
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The charity was set up following the death of eight-year-old Bethany Polanco, of Ernesford Grange, who lost her four-year battle with a kidney cancer called Wilm's Tumour, in October last year.