Mesoblastic nephroma is a rare mesenchymal tumor of the kidney, which typically occurs in neonates and young infants and constitutes the most frequent renal tumor in the first 3 months of life.
Mesoblastic nephroma (MN) is a rare malignant tumor of the kidney, which originates from the mesenchymal anlage (metanephrogenic blastema). The typical patient is a neonate or young infant. In the first 3 months of life, MN is the most frequent renal tumor; hence, preoperative chemotherapy is not recommended for renal tumors in this age group. It accounts for 5 % of all childhood renal tumors. According to the German Childhood Cancer Registry, the cumulative incidence of MN is estimated at 1 in 150,000 children (0–14 years) in Germany. Contrary to nephroblastoma, MN has a 2–1...
KeywordsRenal Tumor Rhabdoid Tumor Hippo Pathway Clear Cell Sarcoma Cystic Nephroma
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