Publications by authors named "Rainer Walter Wolf"

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Local resection of metanephric adenoma with kidney preservation.

J Pediatr Surg 2009 Aug;44(8):E21-3

Department for Paediatric Surgery, Inselspital, University of Berne, 3010 Berne, Switzerland.

Metanephric adenoma (MA) is a rare renal neoplasm present at any age. Usually, a total nephrectomy is performed. Some successful partial nephrectomies or selective tumor resections are described in adults but not in children. We present here the case of a 15-month-old boy, the youngest patient yet to be reported with an MA. We performed a local resection of the tumor. Today, 2 1/2 years after surgery, we can document a favorable clinical course and normal ultrasound findings in the follow-up of the operated kidney. This case gives further evidence that organ-sparing resection of MA is feasible in selected cases. A close clinical and ultrasound follow-up is mandatory for this approach.
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