What is Wilms’ Tumor
Wilms’ Tumor, also known as nephroblastoma, is the most common abdominal malignant tumor in children. Here, you can have a general understanding about this type of kidney tumor.
It usually occurs in the first 5 years after someone is born, especially found in 2-4 years old. And male patients are somewhat more than female patients, meanwhile, it can also occur in adults, but it is relatively rare, and most of the sufferers are under the age of 35.
What are the possible symptoms?
Abdominal mass It is the most common symptoms, and about 75% patients go to the doctors due to this. In the early stage, the lump are usually asymptomatic, so it can be ignored easily. When they increases too large, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, emaciation, etc will occur.
Blood in urine Frankly speaking, gross hematuria is not common, while the possibility of presenting microscopic hematuria can be as high as 25%.
High blood pressure Approximately 25% to 63% patients will develop hypertension, when the tumor is resected, blood pressure can return to normal.
In addition, symptoms like abdominal pain, loss of body weight, nausea, vomiting and so on can also be seen.
How is Wilms’ Tumor diagnosed?
Laboratory inspection In general, the tests can be blood test, urine test, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, etc.
Imaging tests As for imaging examination, it can be venography, B ultrasound, CT scan, kidney biopsy and so on. And each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, for more info, you can click the Live Contact directly.
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