Near complete resolution of refractory, relapsed, metastatic wilms' tumour in an adolescent with Bevacizumab

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Abstract

Wilms' tumour is common among children but rare in adults. Children with Wilms' tumour have better prognosis even when diagnosed at advanced stage. We report the case of an adolescent girl with chemo-resistant metastatic Wilms' tumour treated previously with two lines of chemotherapy. Upon progression on second line chemotherapy, there was a partial response to Bevacizumab based combination chemotherapy in the third line. Patient was referred for high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell therapy. The latter could not be achieved. The patient had a relapse 3 months later and succumbed to the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S71-S72
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Bevacizumab
  • Partial response
  • Wilms' tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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