Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome

Michael DeBaun, Jennifer Horst

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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) (OMIM 130650) is a disease of prenatal overgrowth, congenital malformations, and predisposition to cancer. The syndrome was independently described by J.B. Beckwith, an American pathologist, at the annual meeting of the Western Society for Pediatric Research in 1963 [1] and H.R. Wiedemann, a German pediatrician, in 1964 [2]. This disease was initially referred to as the EMG syndrome for its most prominent clinical features that distinguished the syndrome from other congenital malformations: exomphalos, macroglossia, and gigantism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdrenocortical Carcinoma
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science and Clinical Concepts
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780387772363
ISBN (Print)9780387772356
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


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