Tumors of the kidney account for approximately 25% of all (solid) neoplasms in infants and children.1 Renal cell carcinoma had been considered so rare that Gross, in 1953, noted that there had not been a case at Children's Hospital in Boston in 30 yr.2 In the last few years, however, renal cell carcinoma in children has been reported with increasing frequency. A recent case of renal cell carcinoma in a 9-yr-old girl prompted us to review our own past experience with this tumor in children. Three additional cases of hypernephroma were discovered in a review of the records of the past 11 yr. They were previously alluded to by Poole and Viamonte, in their excellent article "Unusual Renal Masses in the Pediatric Age Group."3.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health