European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 143, Issue 2, pp 158–160 | Cite as

A case of bilateral Wilms' tumour of the kidneys and the retrourethral region

  • Satoshi Shimao
  • Yoshifumi Suzuki
  • Toshio Okada
Case Reports


Bilateral Wilms' tumour of the kidneys and the retrouretheral region in a 52-day-old boy is reported. These tumours are of the same histological appearance, similar to that of a malignant rhabdoid tumour of the kidney. We suggest that these tumours have arisen from the mesonephric duct or the mesonephros and Wilms' tumour may have originated from mesonephros or an even earlier developmental stage.

Key words

Bilateral Wilms' tumour Extrarenal Wilms' tumour Rhabdoid tumour Mesonephros 



malignant rhabdoid tumour of kidney


α-feto protein


carcinoembryonic antigen


vanilmandelic acid


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Shimao
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Toshio Okada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of MedicineToyama Medical and Pharmaceutical UniversityToyamaJapan

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