Wilms tumor in a patient with Prader-Willi syndrome

J Pediatr. 1993 May;122(5 Pt 1):730-3. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(06)80015-6.


The development of Wilms tumor in a patient with Prader-Willi syndrome prompted us to determine the parental origin of the genes implicated in both disorders because of the sex-specific parent-of-origin effects previously demonstrated for both conditions. A paternal chromosome 15q11-q13 deletion was demonstrated, but no changes were demonstrated in a limited analysis of chromosome 11p, which harbors two Wilms tumor suppressor genes, WT1 and WT2.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Neoplasms / complications
  • Kidney Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Male
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome / complications
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome / genetics*
  • Wilms Tumor / complications
  • Wilms Tumor / genetics*