The occurrence of Wilms tumor in horseshoe kidneys: a report from the National Wilms Tumor Study Group (NWTSG).
- Published Article
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2002
The diagnosis of horseshoe kidney often was missed on preoperative imaging. Accurate preoperative diagnosis is important in planning the operative approach and may help to decrease complications related to transection of the urinary collecting system. Although 37% of patients with Wilms tumor arising in a horseshoe kidney were judged inoperable at initial exploration, all were amenable to resection after chemotherapy.
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