The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 84, Issue 9, pp 709–714 | Cite as

Is Pre-operative Chemotherapy Desirable in all Patients of Wilms’ Tumor?

Review Article


The timing and role of chemotherapy in the management of Wilms’ tumor has long been the matter of debate, with different groups showing equally comparable and encouraging results. Over the last decade, however, both the ideol-ogies seem to be converging and the attempt has been to identify groups benefitting with pre-operative chemotherapy, as well as those, where upfront resection should be attempted. In this article authors intend to discuss pros and cons of both the strategies and their applicability in a resource poor setting in developing countries like India.


Wilms’ tumor Pre-operative chemotherapy Upfront resection 



AJ: Review of literature and drafting the manuscript; SA: Review of literature, prepared the final draft of the manuscript and will act as guarantor for the paper; SB: Review of the paper and medical oncology inputs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyBRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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