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Dr. Sujit Chowdhary is a leading Pediatric Urologist in Delhi-NCR. He currently serves as the Senior Consultant for Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the prestigious Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi since 2005. Dr. Sujit has professional experience of over 25 years in the field of Pediatric Urology with absolutely zero complaints.

Tumours

What are pediatric tumours?

Pediatric tumours are the formation of abnormal cellular growth in the urinary system. These mainly affect infants and young children up to the age of 5 years. They are both malignant and benign. The most common tumours afflicting the kids are Wilma's tumour, hepatoblastoma and much more. It is very rare for the kid to be afflicted by this ailment as it's very rare.

It affects the kid's brain as well as kidney and urinary tracts.

What can cause the growth of pediatric tumours in kids?

There is no known cause of pediatric tumours but some of these have been recognised as the most prominent causes:

  • Genetic changes- Sometimes there are changes in genes that foster the development of the tumour.
  • The Gender factor- It affects more girls than boys
  • The hereditary factor- It often runs in families.

What is Wilma's tumour?

The tumour grows only in the kidneys and usually affects only one kidney of the child. In this, the kidney cells turn cancerous and spread rapidly in and around the kidney. Wilma’s tumour is the most common kidney cancer affecting kids.

What is Wilma's tumour?

The tumour grows only in the kidneys and usually affects only one kidney of the child. In this, the kidney cells turn cancerous and spread rapidly in and around the kidney. Wilma’s tumour is the most common kidney cancer affecting kids.

  • Belly pain.
  • Swelling in the kid’s belly.
  • Lack of appetite amongst kids.
  • Shortness of the breath.
  • Blood in kid’s urination

How is Wilma's tumour diagnosed in the kid?

Our specialist urologist follows these steps to diagnose the formation of the tumour in the kids. This is the best way to detect the tumour before it becomes grave.

  • Physical examination- The specialist does the physical examination through the examination of the belly.
  • Blood test- It is the most optimum way to find abnormality in the child’s liver and kidney.
  • MRI Scan- This shows the image of the kidney on the screen. It also shows any abnormal formation in the kidneys.
  • Kidney biopsy- The small part of kidney tissue is cut and sent to the laboratory for analysing of the traces of cancerous cells.

Non-surgical treatment

This is recommended when the tumour is small in size and has spread in a very small area of the child’s kidney. The treatment we do includes:

Chemotherapy- This kills the dangerous cancerous cells in the kidney. It stops its further progression of the child’s kidney. It’s also performed after the surgery for its complete removal.

Radiation therapy- A high powered machine is focused on the cancer cells in the child’s kidney. The radiation emitted from this machine kills the cancer cells but works only in stage 3 cancer and above.

Surgical treatment

This is the only way to remove the tumour from the child’s body. The success of the treatment is dependent on the extent of the area covered by the tumours.

Partial nephrectomy- This is the aptest treatment if a small part of the kidney has a tumour. We insert the laparoscopic tube with a camera and tools. The tools cut the tumour and healthy tissue around it and heal it. The doctor sees the whole process on the screen in front and operates.

Radical nephrectomy- This is more grave in nature as the whole kidney of the child is removed. Along with the kidney also the healthy tissues and ureters are removed to eliminate the traces of cancerous cells.

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3. What are the symptoms of a brain tumor in a child?
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4. What is the most common intracranial tumor in children?
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5. Can a child survive a brain tumor?
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6. Can Brain Tumor be cured?
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