Wilms tumor

Pronunciation: (wilmz TOO-mer)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the kidney, and may spread to the lungs, liver, or nearby lymph nodes. Wilms tumor usually occurs in children younger than 5 years old.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the female urinary system showing the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urine is made in the renal tubules and collects in the renal pelvis of each kidney. The urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. The urine is stored in the bladder until it leaves the body through the urethra.Anatomía del sistema urinario femenino donde se observan los riñones, las glándulas suprarrenales, los uréteres, la vejiga y la uretra. La orina se elabora en los túbulos renales y se almacena en la pelvis renal de cada riñón. La orina fluye desde los riñones hacia la vejiga a través de los uréteres. La orina se almacena en la vejiga hasta que se elimina del cuerpo a través de la uretra. Date last modified: 2010-05-11Kidney CancerCáncer de riñón