Wilms tumor - Symptom
Nephroblastoma; Kidney tumor
- Abdominal pain
- General discomfort or uneasiness (malaise)
- High blood pressure
- Increased growth on only one side of the body
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling in the abdomen (abdominal hernia or mass)
Note: Abnormal urine color may also be associated with this disease.
Signs and tests:
Special emphasis is placed on the history and physical exam. The doctor may ask if you have a family history of cancer and look for associated birth defects in the child.
A physical examination reveals an abdominal mass. High blood pressure may also be present.
Blood in the urine occurs in less than 25% of children.
Other tests may be required to determine if the tumor has spread.
- Reviewed last on: 6/7/2010
- Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Kim S, Chung DH. Pediatric solid malignancies: neuroblastoma and Wilms' tumor. Surg Clin North Am. 2006;86(2):469-487.
Jaffe N, Huff V. Neoplasms of the kidney. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 499.
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