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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 381-383

Wilms' tumor with right heart extension: Report of a post-chemotherapeutic fatality


Department of Pathology (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Division), Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Pradeep Vaideeswar
Department of Pathology (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Division), Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.101752

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Wilms' tumor (WT) has a strong propensity to invade the vasculature in the form of tumor-thrombus, into the renal veins, and inferior vena cava and even into the right atrium. This cavo-atrial propagation does not alter the prognosis and pre-operative chemotherapy produces shrinkage to the extent of even disappearance of caval or atrial extensions. We present a case of sudden death due to hemorrhagic expansion of the intra-atrial component of WT, immediately after commencement of chemotherapy, an uncommon incident.


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