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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • EMG Syndrome
  • Exomphalos macroglossia gigantism syndrome
  • Wiedemann-Beckwith Syndrome (WBS)
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  • My daughter was adopted at birth and diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome.  She is now 21 years old and just became pregnant.  When she was 15 months old she did have hepatoblastoma and has an omphalocele minor that I am worried may cause problems as her belly stretches. I am a concerned mother wondering if there is any chance of her baby having Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome or any problems related to the syndrome. Click here for answer

  • My son was diagnosed with Beckwidth Weidemann syndrome. I would like to know if hemihypertrophy always happens? If not, what percentage of patients does it affect? What urological symptoms are associated with Beckwidth Weidemann syndrome? Does having urinary obstruction increase a person with this syndrome's risk for developing Wilms' tumor?  What is the risk for Wilms tumor and what kind of surveillance is needed? Click here for answer

  • Are there any sources for the physical milestones of children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome? especially the age at which a child with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome typically walk? Click here for answer