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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 20, No. 1, 2010, pp. 113-117
Bioline Code: pe10016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2010, pp. 113-117

 en Isolated Hemihyperplasia in an Infant: An Overlooked Sign for Wilms Tumor Development
Mutafoglu, Kamer; Cecen, Emre & Cakmakci, Handan

Abstract

Background: Children with overgrowth syndromes including isolated hemihyperplasia have an increased risk for developing embryonal tumors, particularly Wilms’ tumor and hepatoblastoma. Screening with sonography has been suggested as a method of identifying these tumors while they are still at an early stage.
Case Presentation: We describe an infant diagnosed with Wilms tumor in whom isolated hemihyperplasia had been overlooked by several physicians prior to the tumor diagnosis.
Conclusion: We recommend tumor surveillance for all patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and isolated hemihyperplasia at least for the first six years of life since full molecular characterization of every patient is not readily available.

Keywords
Wilms Tumor; Neoplasms, Embryonal; Hemihyperplasia; Children; Infant

 
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