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Glossary: Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

(BEK-with-VEE-deh-mahn SIN-drome)

A rare, overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar. Other common symptoms are a large tongue, large internal organs, and defects of the abdominal wall near the navel. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome increases the risk of developing certain cancers, especially Wilms tumor.

2003-05-23

2007-10-18