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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 31, No. 2, 2019, pp. 155-158
Bioline Code: mm19027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2019, pp. 155-158

 en High-Risk Adult Wilms’ Tumour in Pregnancy: A Case Report
Kasenda, Stephen; Mategula, Donnie; Chiphangwi, Noel; Gadama, Luis Aaron & Masamba, Leo Peter Lockie


Wilms’ tumour is the most common renal neoplasm in children with an incidence of 10 cases per 1 million children and a median age at diagnosis of 3.5 years. In Western countries its occurrence in adults is 0.2 cases per million people in western countries and carries a poorer prognosis. The co-existence of Adult Wilms’ tumour and pregnancy is extremely rare with less than 20 cases published in the English literature. We present a case of a Malawian woman who had progressive high-risk metastatic Adult Wilms’ tumour in pregnancy after nephrectomy, radiotherapy and two lines of chemotherapy.

Africa; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; incidence; kidney; Kidney neoplasms; Malawi; pregnancy; Wilms’ tumour

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