Simple cysts of the kidney in children

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The authors discuss 5 children with simple renal cyst, 2 of whom were diagnosed initially as having a Wilms tumor or mesoblastic nephroma. The most common presenting feature of this lesion is a palpable mass, especially in the infant or younger child. In older children characteristic radiographic features can suggest a correct preoperative diagnosis. However, distinguishing a simple cyst and a solid tumor with necrotic degeneration may not be possible in the infant and younger child, and surgical exploration is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980


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