Wilms' tumor arising in a multicystic kidney

Pediatr Radiol. 1994;24(4):236-8. doi: 10.1007/BF02015442.


We describe a child with Wilms' tumor (WT) which occurred in an unequivocal multicystic dysplastic kidney (MDK). We indicate a current nonsurgical approach to MDK, but stress the probable malignant degeneration of blastemal cells, the need to search carefully for the WT in the MDK, and the necessity on 3-monthly follow-up US studies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Kidney Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases / pathology*
  • Wilms Tumor / diagnosis
  • Wilms Tumor / etiology*
  • Wilms Tumor / pathology