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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Overview

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is an inherited growth disorder. Babies with this syndrome may have a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include large tongue (macroglossia), large organs (visceromegaly), large body size (macrosomia), abdominal wall defects (umbilical hernia or omphalocele), and overgrowth on one side of the body (hemihyperplasia/hemihypertrophy).

Review Date 4/4/2019

Updated by: Liora C. Adler, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.