Preoperative Wilms tumor rupture : A retrospective study of 57 patients (pages 202–213)
Hervé J. Brisse, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Sabine Sarnacki, Sylvie Helfre, Pascale Philippe-Chomette, Liliane Boccon-Gibod, Michel Peuchmaur, Véronique Mosseri, Yves Aigrain and Sylvia Neuenschwander
Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23535
Computed tomography scan at diagnosis in patients with Wilms tumor demonstrates signs of tumor rupture in approximately 25% of all patients. In this study, the authors demonstrated that imaging can distinguish rare intraperitoneal ruptures associated with a high risk of peritoneal disease recurrence from frequent retroperitoneal-only ruptures that can be treated according to the final pathologic stage without systematic upstaging.