Wilms' tumor associated with vertebral anomalies

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 May;30(5):394-5. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318168e78e.


The association of Wilms tumor (WT) and vertebral disorders, such as hemivertebrae or fusion anomalies, have been described in literature. Here, we report a rare association of butterfly T3, T8 vertebrae and a T2, T7 hemivertebrae in a patient with WT, determined during initial examinations of tumoral extension. In patients with WT, investigation of vertebral malformations should be a part of diagnostic work-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Diseases / complications*
  • Spine / abnormalities*
  • Wilms Tumor / complications*