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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • BWS
  • EMG Syndrome
  • Exomphalos - macroglossia - gigantism
  • Exomphalos macroglossia gigantism syndrome
  • Wiedemann-Beckwith syndrome
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Your Questions Answered


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  • My daughter has Beckwith-Wiedemann. We do not know who the carrier is but we think it's my husband with his family history. If we were to have another child and my husband does carry the gene, how likely is it to pass again to the next child? Click here for answer

  • Mi hijo tiene 14 años y presenta con varices en el cuerpo entre entre el área genital y el abdomen. ¿Puede ser esto parte del sindrome de Beckwith-Wiedemann o es causado por otras enfermedades? Click here for answer

  • 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

Other Names for this Disease
  • BWS
  • EMG Syndrome
  • Exomphalos - macroglossia - gigantism
  • Exomphalos macroglossia gigantism syndrome
  • Wiedemann-Beckwith syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.