Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a growth disorder that causes large body size, large organs, and other symptoms. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present at birth. The signs and symptoms of the disorder vary somewhat from child to child.

Infancy can be a critical period in babies with this condition because of the possibility of:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • A type of hernia called an omphalocele (when present)
  • An enlarged tongue (macroglossia)
  • An increased rate of tumor growth. Wilms tumors and hepatoblastomas are the most common tumors in children with this syndrome.



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