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Renal tumours 

Renal tumours
Chapter:
Renal tumours
Author(s):

Lesley Rees

, Paul A. Brogan

, Detlef Bockenhauer

, and Nicholas J.A. Webb

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199601370.003.0114
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date: 22 October 2019

Wilms’ tumour 348

Other renal tumours 352

Incidence is 8.1 cases per million Caucasian children less than 15 years of age.

Usually presents before 5 years of age.

Nephrogenic rests (clusters of blastemal cells, tubules, and stromal cells found at the periphery of the renal lobe) are thought to be precursor lesions. The term nephroblastomatosis indicates the presence of multifocal or diffuse nephrogenic rests in one or both kidneys, and has a distinctive radiological appearance compared with Wilms’ tumour....

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