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Wilms' tumor

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noun \ˈvilm-zəz-, ˈvilmz-\

Definition of Wilms' tumor

  1. :  a malignant tumor of the kidney that primarily affects children and is made up of embryonic elements



Origin of wilms' tumor

Max Wilms †1918 German surgeon


First Known Use: circa 1910


Medical Dictionary

Wilms' tumor

noun

Medical Definition of Wilms' tumor

  1. :  a malignant tumor of the kidney that primarily affects children and is made up of embryonic elements—called also nephroblastoma



Biographical Note for wilms' tumor

Wilms, Max (1867–1918), German surgeon. Wilms held professorships at Basel, Switzerland, and at Leipzig and Heidelberg, Germany. He developed several operations, including resection of the ribs to produce depression of the chest and compression of the lungs (1911) and benign stricture of the common bile duct (1912). He described Wilms' tumor in 1899.

Variants of wilms' tumor

also Wilms's tumor \ˈvilmz-(əz-)\play

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