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View in Spanish: Nefroblastomatosis perilobular hiperplásica difusa

Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis (dih-FYOOS HY-per-PLAS-tik payr-ee-LOH-ber NEH-froh-blas-TOH-muh-TOH-sis)
A childhood condition in which abnormal tissue grows on the outer part of one or both kidneys. Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis usually develops into Wilms tumor (a type of childhood kidney cancer) if not treated. Also called DHPLN.

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