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- n. See Wilms' tumor.
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- n. A tumour affecting a kidney.
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- n. malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass
Wilms 'tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney.
Patients with these conditions have a greater risk of developing a malignant tumor of the kidney known as nephroblastoma, or Wilms tumor (WT).
Wilms 'tumor or nephroblastoma is a tumor of the kidneys that typically occurs in children, rarely in adults.
Johnny Peterson, the eight-year old with nephroblastoma, was recovering well from the removal of his kidney, although the course of drug treatment he was on made him appear to be much iller than he actually was.