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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



hemihypertrophy  listen  (HEH-mee-hy-PER-troh-fee)

  A condition in which one side of the body or a part of one side is larger than the other. Children with hemihypertrophy have an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, including Wilms tumor (a childhood kidney cancer) and liver cancer.