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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-126
Wilm's Tumor in Children: A 10-year Experience from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, King Faisal University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Ibrahim Al Mulhim
Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 40093, Alkhobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Eighteen children with biopsy-proven Wilm's tumor were diagnosed and treated between 1985-1994 at the King Fahd Hospital of the University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia. There were eight males and 10 females. The median age at diagnosis was 2.5 years. Two patients (11%) had stage I, six patients (33%) stage II, eight patients (44%) stage III and one patient each (6%) had stages IV and V respectively. Seventeen patients (94%) had favorable histology and one (6%) had anaplastic type. One patient had bilateral tumor and one had associated aniridia. Follow-up was from 2 to 10 years (mean:5 years). The treatment administered was according to the recommendations of the National Wilm's Tumor Study II and III. Two patients died resulting in an overall disease-free survival of 88.8%. Our study further confirms that Wilm's tumor is a curable malignancy even in advanced stage.

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