Nephrogenic rests: their frequency and their fate.

  title={Nephrogenic rests: their frequency and their fate.},
  author={Vito Antonio Caiulo and G. Latini and Luigi Cataldi and Claudio De Felice},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  volume={29 6},
Nephrogenic rests (NRs) are considered to be precursor lesions of Wilms tumor, the most common malignant neoplasm of the urinary tract in children. We have previously reported on 2 cases of NRs, incidentally diagnosed at 2 to 3 months of age during an ultrasound mass screening for urinary tract malformations between 1992 and 2006. As the screened population consisted of 17,065 infants, the observed prevalence of NRs in our area in the examined time period was of 1.17/10,000. This is the first… CONTINUE READING