Symptoms & Signs
- Abdominal pain
- General discomfort or uneasiness (malaise)
- High blood pressure
- Increased growth on only one side of the body
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling in the abdomen (abdominal hernia or mass)
Note: Abnormal urine color may also be associated with this disease.
Diagnosis & Tests
Special emphasis is placed on the history and physical exam. The doctor may ask if you have a family history of cancer and look for associated birth defects in the child.
A physical examination reveals an abdominal mass. High blood pressure may also be present.
Blood in the urine occurs in less than 25% of children.
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Abdominal x-ray
- Chest x-ray
- Complete blood count (may show anemia)
- Creatinine clearance
- CT scan of the abdomen
- Intravenous pyelogram
Review Date : 5/8/2008
Reviewed By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.