Wednesday, August 12, 2009


On a growth curve, this infant is >90% percentile. Note the tongue and the ears. 4% of infants with this syndrome are at increased risk of malignancy, including Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, and gonadoblastoma. 80% have abdominal wall defects. 59% have renal abnormalities.

Challenge: What's the syndrome?

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Alex said...

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Stephanie said...

beckwith wiedham syndrome (totally mispelled)

Craig Chen said...

wow! you two are amazing! I don't think I've ever learned about B-W syndrome. I'm not even sure how it ended up on my list of cases.

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome has characteristic macroglossia, growth greater than 90th percentile, abdominal wall defects, ear creases or pits, renal abnormalities, and hemihypertrophy. Infants may have transient or prolonged hypoglycemia from hyperinsulinemia.

Sources: UpToDate;