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Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors

Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors
May 22, 2015

Patients with nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms’ tumor who underwent a unilateral radical nephrectomy without additional nephrotoxic chemotherapy or ionizing radiation demonstrated a low risk for developing long-term renal dysfunction, according to results from a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study.

A lack of data exists on the prevalence of renal dysfunction in adult survivors of Wilms’ tumors who underwent unilateral nephrectomy, according to study background.

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