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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Cancer and the Kidney

Authors

Donald E. Oken

Orginal Publication Date

1978

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

111

Last Page

115

Abstract

Cancer of the kidney is associated with a bewildering array of extrarenal symptoms, and conversely, tumors far removed from the kidney produce intriguing renal functional abnormalities. A variety of extrarenal complications are seen with hypernephromas, most of which rarely accompany Wilms tumors which grow rapidly and generally occur before the age of 7. Wilms tumors are quite susceptible to radiation therapy and surgery, and are to be strongly suspected when hypertension and an abdominal mass are found in a small child. Unless treated, they rapidly cause death and usually leave little opportunity for the patient to develop the striking extrarenal manifestations seen with hypernephroma.

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