Wilms tumor-aniridia-genitourinary anomalies-mental retardation syndrome

Definition / meaning of Wilms tumor-aniridia-genitourinary anomalies-mental retardation syndrome

A rare, genetic disorder that is present at birth and has two or more of the following symptoms: Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer); little or no iris (the colored part of the eye); defects in the sexual organs and urinary tract (the organs that make urine and pass it from the body); and below average mental ability. This syndrome occurs when part of chromosome 11 is missing. Also called WAGR syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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