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Wilms' tumour presenting as a pulmonary embolism

(1997) ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA. 97(3). p.148-150
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Wilms' tumour (nephroblastoma) is one of the most common solid malignant tumours in infancy and childhood. In about 40% of cases, invasion of the renal vein is present. Rarely, these tumours extend into the inferior vena cava and right atrium. We discuss a 7-week-old girl who presented with acute massive pulmonary embolism, and was found to have a large tumour of the left kidney. Later on, the diagnosis of Wilms' tumour was confirmed. Wilms' tumour presenting as massive pulmonary embolism is extremely rare; to our knowledge this is the fourth case described in literature. We review the cases previously described, and comment on the diagnostic and therapeutic features of this clinical entity.
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infant care, PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY, pulmonary embolism aetiology, Wilms' tumour, nephroblastoma, MANAGEMENT, INTRACAVAL, EXTENSION

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Ceelen, Wim, I Kerremans, N Lutz-Dettinger, P Vandenbroeck, and Bernard de Hemptinne. 1997. “Wilms’ Tumour Presenting as a Pulmonary Embolism.” Acta Chirurgica Belgica 97 (3): 148–150.
APA
Ceelen, Wim, Kerremans, I., Lutz-Dettinger, N., Vandenbroeck, P., & de Hemptinne, B. (1997). Wilms’ tumour presenting as a pulmonary embolism. ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, 97(3), 148–150.
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Ceelen W, Kerremans I, Lutz-Dettinger N, Vandenbroeck P, de Hemptinne B. Wilms’ tumour presenting as a pulmonary embolism. ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA. 1997;97(3):148–50.
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Ceelen, Wim, I Kerremans, N Lutz-Dettinger, et al. “Wilms’ Tumour Presenting as a Pulmonary Embolism.” ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA 97.3 (1997): 148–150. Print.
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  abstract     = {Wilms' tumour (nephroblastoma) is one of the most common solid malignant tumours in infancy and childhood. In about 40\% of cases, invasion of the renal vein is present. Rarely, these tumours extend into the inferior vena cava and right atrium.
We discuss a 7-week-old girl who presented with acute massive pulmonary embolism, and was found to have a large tumour of the left kidney. Later on, the diagnosis of Wilms' tumour was confirmed.
Wilms' tumour presenting as massive pulmonary embolism is extremely rare; to our knowledge this is the fourth case described in literature. We review the cases previously described, and comment on the diagnostic and therapeutic features of this clinical entity.},
  author       = {Ceelen, Wim and Kerremans, I and Lutz-Dettinger, N and Vandenbroeck, P and de Hemptinne, Bernard},
  issn         = {0001-5458},
  journal      = {ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {infant care,PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY,pulmonary embolism aetiology,Wilms' tumour,nephroblastoma,MANAGEMENT,INTRACAVAL,EXTENSION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {148--150},
  title        = {Wilms' tumour presenting as a pulmonary embolism},
  volume       = {97},
  year         = {1997},
}