Renal transplantation in patients with bilateral Wilm's tumor

J Pediatr Surg. 1979 Oct;14(5):577-9. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(79)80143-8.


Review of cases and of published reports of patients with bilateral Wilms' tumor revealed a significantly higher mortality rate in those who had received a renal transplant than in those who had not. The increased mortality is attributed to overwhelming sepsis resulting from chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunosuppression. Growth of the tumor did not appear to be accelerated by immunosuppression and transplantation.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Neoplasms / mortality
  • Kidney Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / therapy
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Sepsis / etiology
  • Transplantation, Homologous
  • Wilms Tumor / mortality
  • Wilms Tumor / surgery*
  • Wilms Tumor / therapy