Adult Wilms Tumor During Pregnancy: Case Report and Literature Review

Urology. 2019 Jul:129:200-205. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.11.045. Epub 2018 Dec 28.


Adult Wilms tumor (WT) is a well-known, albeit rare entity and has historically been associated with worse overall clinical outcomes when compared to younger patients. Because WT is uncommon in adult patients, it is often misdiagnosed and treated off standardized pediatric protocols. WT associated with pregnancy is even more rare, and there is not a standardized approach to this small subset of patients. We present a case of an adult WT discovered and managed during the perinatal period and review prior published cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nephrectomy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wilms Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Wilms Tumor / surgery
  • Young Adult