Metanephric Adenoma in a 6-year-old Child With Hemihypertrophy

Kupeli S., Baydar D. E., Canakh F., YALÇIN B., KÖSEMEHMETOĞLU K., TEKGÜL S., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.31, no.6, pp.453-455, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Metanephric adenoma (MA) is a renal tumor that is, rarely diagnosed in children. Although it is considered benign and to have a good prognosis. the diagnosis of MA is challenging because of histopathologic and radiologic similarities to Wilms tumor. In this case report, we present a 6-year-old girl, with a renal mass and right hemihypertrophy. who was previously diagnosed as Wilms tumor on a fine-needle biopsy and diagnosed its MA after nephroureterectomy. The differentiation between Wilms tumor and metanephric adenoma is also discussed,