Principles of Management of Wilms’ Tumor in Resource Challenged Nations
Vivek Gharpure1* and Ketaki Gharpure2
1Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Rural Medical College, Pravara University of Medical Science, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India 2Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Surgical Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Vivek Gharpure, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Rural Medical College, Pravara University of Medical Science, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
March 15, 2021; Published: April 16, 2021
Wilms’ tumor is a common malignancy in childhood and poses special challenges in resource challenged nations. The protocols of treatment remain same in principle, and yet some modifications are needed to suit special circumstances. Lack of radiotherapy in many areas, lack of dedicated pediatric medical oncology services in most centres special pose a significant challenge. However, following SIOP framework for LMIC countries, many such challenges can be tackled successfully.
Keywords: Wilms’ Tumour; Nephroblastoma; Pediatric Solid Organ Malignancy; Renal Cancer