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View in Spanish: Síndrome de tumor de Wilms-aniridia-malformaciones-genitourinarias-retraso mental

Wilms tumor-aniridia-genitourinary anomalies-mental retardation syndrome (wilmz TOO-mer-an-ih-RID-ee-uh-JEH-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee uh-NAH-muh-leez-
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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.