Denys-Drash syndrome

Pronunciation: (deh-NEES-drash SIN-drome)

A rare disorder that causes kidney failure before age 3, abnormal development of the sexual organs, and, in most cases, Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer). Children with Denys-Drash syndrome are also at high risk of some other types of cancer. Also called DDS.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-08-24 Date last modified: 2007-10-18