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Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer in children and accounts for about 5 percent of all childhood cancers.
Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix (a narrow, finger-like pouch that branches off the large intestine).
Hirschsprung disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the intestine do not form properly while a baby is developing during pregnancy.
An omphalocele is a birth defect, which is an abnormality that occurs before birth as a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.
Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract. Intestinal malrotation is an abnormality that occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.