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Clinicopathological study of nephroblastomas in Ibadan.
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PMID:  1330195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study reviews 31 patients with histologically confirmed nephroblastoma seen over a 5-year period (1985-1989). There was a predominance of female patients with a male: female ratio of 1:1.7, and the average age of the patients was 47 months. The patients invariably presented with a palpable abdominal mass, but haematuria was exceptional. The neoplasms tended to be larger on average than those reported previously among Caucasian children. Carcinomatous transformation of the epithelial components was observed in 2 renal neoplasms. Poorly differentiated neoplasms were commoner in male than in female patients. Our findings indicate an unfavourable prognosis for nephroblastoma in this environment because of late clinical presentation with advanced disease and inadequate treatment and follow-up.
E E Akang; J U Okpala; Y Iliyasu; J Lawani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-01     Completed Date:  1992-12-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Kidney / pathology*
Kidney Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology*
Postoperative Period
Wilms Tumor / drug therapy,  pathology*
Erratum In:
Br J Urol 1992 Dec;70(6):702

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