Wilms tumor in a patient with 22q11.2 microdeletion


  • How to Cite this Article: Finch PT, Pivnick EK, Furman W, Odom CC. 2011. Wilms tumor in a patient with 22q11.2 microdeletion. Am J Med Genet Part A 155:1162–1164.


22q11.2 deletion syndrome is the most common microdeletion syndrome. Wilms tumor is one of the most common solid tumors in childhood yet 22q11.2 deletion and Wilms tumor only once have been reported in the same patient. Here we describe a young patient with subtle clinical findings suggestive of 22q11.2 at the time of diagnosis who subsequently developed Wilms tumor. We assert the importance of a low threshold for screening for 22q11.2 deletion and the associated phenotypes and maintaining vigilance in screening for common primary malignancies in patients with known 22q11.2 deletion. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.