Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

  • Manfred SchwabEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_574-2


BWS is a rare, congenital overgrowth disorder in which babies are large at birth and may develop low blood sugar. Other common symptoms include a large tongue, large internal organs, and defects of the abdominal wall near the navel. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome increases the risk of developing certain cancers, especially Wilms’ tumor.



Blood Sugar Cancer Research Abdominal Wall Common Symptom Childhood Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany