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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

Print version ISSN 1012-2966On-line version ISSN 2227-3662


ROCHA CHOQUE, Mayra Victoria; MENDEZ PARDO, Alejandro; TERRAZAS SAAVEDRA, Claudia  and  PARDO NOVAK, Antonio Jose. Wilms tumor associated with unilateral aniridia: a purpose of a case . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.2, pp.90-93. ISSN 1012-2966.

The Nephroblastoma is the most common renal tumor in childhood affecting 1 in 10,000 children in the United States, the age of those affected more often 2 to 5 years. A patient's 16-month-old male, who attended pediatric outpatient pain in left flank, besides presenting aniridia Presented requested a CT of the abdomen demonstrates a tumor in the left kidney tumor in the lower pole of 10cm x 7cm body displacing posteriorly and cephalad. The behavior was that the patient was submitted to radical nephrectomy,histopathological study revealed favorable histology tumor phase, typified Stage I. This case becomes relevant especially because reported cases, mostly dealing with bilateral tumors which more are commonly associated with aniridia. The management of this tumor generally has a good prognosis, with some exceptions. Early diagnosis should be based on thorough eye examination at birth, if found in aniridia patient should perform an abdominal ultrasound to rule out renal nephroblastoma.

Keywords : Wilms tumor; nephroblastoma; aniridia.

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