Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 4–6 | Cite as

Cyst formation and cavitation in pulmonary metastases from Wilms' tumor A report of two cases

  • A. Daneman
  • M. de Silva


Two children with pulmonary metastases from Wilms' tumor are presented. In one case the lesions evolved into large cysts and in the other case cavitation occurred within two metastatic nodules. These are extremely rare complications of metastases from Wilms' tumor. The possible mechanisms are briefly discussed.

Key Words

Pulmonary cavities Pulmonary cysts Pulmonary metastases Wilms' tumor 


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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Daneman
    • 1
  • M. de Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Department of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for ChildrenSydneyAustralia

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