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González CEG, Bonilla OO, Chaviano HM
Renal nephroblastoma in adults: a case report
Acta Med Cent 2013; 7 (2)

Language: Español
References: 10
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Renal nephroblastoma is a solid tumor common in childhood that has an annual incidence of 7.8 per million children under 15 years of age, with a peak age of onset in the third year of life. Its incidence in adults is extremely rare and is estimated in 1% of the total number of nephroblastomas –about 250 cases reported in the literature. Its prognosis is more unfavorable than in children because it usually has a more malignant histological type and a higher clinical stage. In addition, the low number case prevents a proper assessment of treatment. The case of a 37-year-old patient is reported. Seventeen years ago, in studies conducted due to vision loss and hypertension, it was determined that he suffered from a kidney tumor, the pathological result showed it was a Wilms tumor. He has had a survival free of recurrence, and a full recovery from the symptoms that led to the diagnosis.

Key words: Wilms tumor, adult.


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