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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 122-123

Aniridia-Wilms' tumour syndrome-A case report

Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal - 576119, Karnataka, India

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Dept of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal - 576119, Karnataka
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Wilms' tumour is rarely associated with sporadic non-familial congenital aniridia. A child with sporadic aniridia has a 25% chance of subsequently developing Wilms' tumour. Unawareness of this association can lead to a delayed diagnosis of Wilms' tumour. One such case in a 2 year old is reported. Wilms' tumour, one of the common childhood malignancies, is associated with other congenital anomalies in about 15% of cases. These include hemihypertrophy, genitourinary abnormalities, mental retardation, aniridia etc. Sporadic non-familial aniridia was noted in only 1.1% of 547 children with Wilms' tumours evaluated by the National Wilms' Tumour study group. Unawareness on the part of a clinician about these associated anomalies can lead to an avoidable delay in diagnosing Wilms' tumour. One such case in a two year old girl is being reported.

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