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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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I am not aware of any such clinical staging in the context of Wilms' tumour. The staging is always post-surgery after the resected specimen and the lymph nodes are reported by the histopathologists.
Wilms' tumour was the second most common tumour observed in our study.
The keen footballer and dancer was diagnosed with a Wilms' tumour, a type of kidney cancer that usually affects children.
Millie was just three when she was found to have a Wilms' tumour growing inside her kidney.
13 Niksic M, Slight J, Sanford JR, Caceres JF, Hastie ND: The Wilms' tumour protein (WT1) shuttles between nucleus and cytoplasm and is present in functional polysomes.
Adult Wilms' tumour: a report of prolonged survival and review of literature.
Charlie Tait, from Sevenoaks, Kent, was diagnosed with a type of kidney cancer called Wilms' tumour when she was a baby, causing her to have a kidney removed and chemotherapy.
The most prevalent childhood kidney cancer is Wilms' tumour, with about 80 children diagnosed each year in the UK.
Sing, "Spinal cord compression in children with Wilms' tumour," Pediatric Surgery International, vol.
Cole et al., "Congenital abnormalities and clinical features associated with Wilms' tumour: a comprehensive study from a centre serving a large population," European Journal of Cancer, vol.
Amy was diagnosed with rare kidney cancer Wilms' tumour in 2012 and went through a sixhour operation to have a kidney removed, as well as undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy and stem cell transplants.
The youngster is battling Wilms' tumour, which affects 80 children in the UK every year.