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Wilms tumor

Pronunciation: wilmz

Definition: a malignant renal tumor of young children, composed of small spindle cells and various other types of tissue, including tubules and, in some cases, structures resembling fetal glomeruli and striated muscle and cartilage; often inherited as an autosomal dominant trait [MIM*194070, *194080, *194090].

Synonym(s): nephroblastoma

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