Eur J Pediatr Surg 2010; 20(6): 415-416
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254109
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Bilateral Testicular Metastasis from Wilms' Tumor

P. Daher1 , L. Raffoul1 , E. Riachy1 , N. Ibrahim2 , P.-H. Torbey3
  • 1Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Department of Pathology, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 3Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Beirut, Lebanon
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Publication Date:
24 June 2010 (online)


The treatment of Wilms’ tumor has been one of the remarkable success stories in childhood cancer [1] [2]. Known to be the most common form of renal neoplasm [2] [3], every effort has been made to set up an appropriate management protocol. The surgeon has two basic responsibilities: to accomplish complete resection of all viable tumor tissue, and to provide accurate staging information, so that appropriate adjuvant therapy can be prescribed [2]. However, everything becomes blurry when it comes to so-called “unusual” metastasis of Wilms’ tumor, “unusual” referring to metastasis to the testes or epididymis [3] [4].

To our knowledge, we describe the first case of bilateral testicular metastasis from Wilms’ tumor.


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