Definition of Wilms' tumor in English:

Wilms' tumor


  • A malignant tumor of the kidney, of a type that occurs in young children.

    ‘Children are more likely to develop a kind of kidney cancer called Wilms' tumor.’
    • ‘This pioneering, statistically based model explained both the hereditary and sporadic forms of retinoblastoma, and was followed by similar models for neuroblastoma and Wilms' tumor.’
    • ‘An abdominal mass in a child may also be due to Wilms' tumor.’
    • ‘She is now in good health despite being diagnosed with Wilms' tumor, a cancer which affects the kidneys, in 1999.’
    • ‘Maddy was only three years old when she was diagnosed with Wilms' tumour, a rare childhood cancer that affects the kidneys.’


Wilms' tumor

/ˈwilmz ˌt(y)o͞omər/ /ˈwɪlmz ˌt(j)umər/


Early 20th century named after Max Wilms (1867–1918), German surgeon.