What is included in the long-term monitoring of Wilms tumor?

Updated: Feb 01, 2019
  • Author: Tunc Ozan, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Follow-up care after treatment must be long (if possible, lifelong), because Wilms tumor may recur after several years. Follow-up consists of chest radiography and abdominal ultrasonography, CT scanning, or MRI every 3 months for the first 2 years, every 6 months for another 2 years, and once every 2 years thereafter.


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