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Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome

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Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome

(Science: syndrome) this syndrome, of unknown cause, is characterised by a group of the following findings: large tongue, organ enlargement (visceromegaly), large body size, umbilical hernia and neonatal hypoglycaemia. Evidence suggests a genetic lesion. Birth weight is often more than 8 pounds. Complications include wilms tumour, seizures, aspiration and hypoglycaemia.