Wilms' tumor: Introduction
A malignant tumor of the kidney that occurs predominantly in children less than 5 years old. It is the most common kidney cancer in children. Wilms' tumor usually only occurs in one kidney. Roughly 500 new cases are diagnosed in the US each year with about 6% of them involving both kidneys. Certain genetic syndromes may predispose children to Wilms' tumors e.g. Denys-Drash syndrome and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Also called nephroblastoma. ...more »
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Misdiagnosis and Wilms' tumor
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
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Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical
condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be
misdiagnosed...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic...read more »
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Clinical Trials for Wilms' tumor
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Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Wilms' tumor include:
- Combination Chemotherapy Alone or With Radiation Therapy in Treating Children With Kidney Cancer - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,dactinomycin,doxorubicin,etoposide,filgrastim,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Peripheral Neuroectodermal Tumors, Ewing's Sarcoma, Wilms' Tumor, or Bone Cancer - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin,etoposide,ifosfamide,vincristine
- Glutamic Acid in Reducing Nerve Damage Caused by Vincristine in Young Patients Receiving Vincristine for Wilms' Tumor, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study has been suspended (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - glutamic acid,vincristine
- Chemotherapy Plus Surgery in Treating Children at Risk of or With Stage I Wilms' Tumor - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - dactinomycin,vincristine
- A Phase II Study of Topotecan in Children With Recurrent Wilms Tumor - This study has been suspended (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - Topotecan
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Definitions of Wilms' tumor:
An embryonal pediatric tumor of the kidney which may also be seen rarely in adults. The peak incidence of Wilms tumor is between the second and fifth year of life. Microscopically, it is composed of a mixture of cellular elements (blastemal, stromal, and epithelial). The most common sites of metastasis include the regional lymph nodes, lungs, and liver. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Wilms' tumor is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Wilms' tumor, or a subtype of Wilms' tumor,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Wilms' tumor as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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