Wilms’ Tumour is sometimes misdiagnosed as Neuroblastoma

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Neuroblastoma , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Wilms’ Tumour.

Wilms tumour also known as nephroblastoma, is a rare kidney cancer that affects children. The main symptoms include an abdominal mass you can feel, abdominal swelling and pain. This condition occurs frequently in children with certain other conditions present at birth such as aniridia (where a part of the coloured eye does not form) and hemohypertrophy (where one side of the body is larger than the other). Wilms tumour can be easily misdiagnosed as neuroblastoma which also commonly presents with a large abdominal mass.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Fever, blood in urine, constipation, loss of appetite, shortness of breath,, abdominal mass that is felt, abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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