Wilms tumour (staging)

Wilms' tumour staging is largely anatomical and relates to the invasion and spread of the tumour. Where there is invasion or metastasises, prognosis is poorer. Wilms tumour, is one of the more common childhood malignancies.

  • stage I
    • confined to kidney
    • complete resection possible
  • stage II
    • local spread beyond kidney including renal vein involvement
    • complete resection possible
  • stage III
    • lymph-node involvement or
    • disease confined to the abdomen: e.g peritoneal spread, residual tumour
    • complete resection NOT possible
  • stage IV
    • haematogenous metastases (typically lungs, liver, distant nodes)
  • stage V
    • bilateral renal involvement
    • each kidney should be staged individually

A similar staging classification exists for renal cell carcinoma and is called the Robson staging system.

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rID: 2294
Section: Staging
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Wilms' tumour staging
  • Wilm's tumour staging

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