Prenatal Wilms’ Tumor

  • H. Chr. Dominick
  • K.-D. Bachmann

Abstract

In the field of oncology, prenatal malignant tumors appear to be a rather unusual phenomenon. The first comprehensive publication describing these astonishing “inborn” tumors was written by Wells [50] who gathered 255 observations. Although this important paper touches a very interesting biologic problem, it has not yet received much interest. Influenced by our own six cases of newborns with neuroblastoma and three newborns with Wilms’ tumors, Bachmann tried — utilizing the cases described in the literature — to crystallize the general trend of this disease by analyzing its course in individuals.

Keywords

Leukemia Sarcoma Neuroblastoma Nephritis Hemangioma 

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  • H. Chr. Dominick
  • K.-D. Bachmann

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