Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

[¦bek‚with ′wēd·ə·män ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A congenital, generalized overgrowth syndrome attributed to a relative deficiency of maternally derived genes that is characterized by visceromegaly and predisposition to childhood tumors, especially Wilms' tumor.
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Macroglossia is a clinical presentation which has an extensive list of possible causes such as haemangioma, lymphangioma, Down syndrome, Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, neurofibromatosis, tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, glossitis, polymyositis and idiopathic.
8) A pattern of multiple anomalies known as Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome is present in up to 10% cases of omphalocele.