Wilms' tumor

noun \ ˈvilm-zəz- , ˈvilmz- \

Definition of Wilms' tumor

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

Origin and Etymology of wilms' tumor

Max Wilms †1918 German surgeon


Medical Dictionary

Wilms' tumor

noun
variants: also Wilms's tumor play \ˈvilmz-(əz-)\

medical Definition of Wilms' tumor

: 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.

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