Korean J Urol.  2012 Aug;53(8):577-580.

Wilms' Tumor in a Horseshoe Kidney

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  • 1Department of Urology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hjae.park@samsung.com

Abstract

The incidence of horseshoe kidney is about 1 in 400 cases. The presence of Wilms' tumor with a horseshoe kidney is unusual, and the occurrence of Wilms' tumor in a horseshoe kidney is estimated at 0.4 to 0.9% of all Wilms' tumors. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with a stage IV Wilms' tumor in a horseshoe kidney. The patient was treated with preoperative chemotherapy followed by surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. This case illustrates the role of preoperative chemotherapy for preserving renal function and aims to highlight the multimodality treatment of Wilms' tumor.

Keyword

Adjuvant chemotherapy; Neoadjuvant therapy; Wilms tumor

MeSH Terms

Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Humans
Incidence
Kidney
Neoadjuvant Therapy
Preschool Child
Wilms Tumor
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