Aniridia-Wilms' tumour syndrome--a case report.

M. S. Vidyasagar, S. V. Sagar, G. R. Kumar, P. Rao

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Abstract

Wilms' tumour is rarely associated with sporadic non-familial congenital aniridia. A child with sporadic aniridia has a 25% chance of subsequently developing Wilms' tumour. Unawareness of this association can lead to a delayed diagnosis of Wilms' tumour. One such case in a 2 year old is reported. Wilms' tumour, one of the common childhood malignancies, is associated with other congenital anomalies in about 15% of cases. These include hemihypertrophy, genitourinary abnormalities, mental retardation, aniridia etc. Sporadic non-familial aniridia was noted in only 1.1% of 547 children with Wilms' tumours evaluated by the National Wilms' Tumour study group. Unawareness on the part of a clinician about these associated anomalies can lead to an avoidable delay in diagnosing Wilms' tumour. One such case in a two year old girl is being reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-1992

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Vidyasagar, M. S., Sagar, S. V., Kumar, G. R., & Rao, P. (1992). Aniridia-Wilms' tumour syndrome--a case report. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 40(4), 122-123.