Beckwith–Wiedemann Syndrome

Authors

  • Fauzia Mohsin Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Rubaiya Islam Senior Medical Officer, Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Tahmina Begum Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Kishwar Azad Senior Honorary Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Nazmun Nahar Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical Colllege, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v32i3.26056

Keywords:

Beckwith–Wiedemann Syndrome, Developmental abnormalities

Abstract

BeckwithWiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a disorder of growth regulation characterized by macrosomia, macroglossia and developmental abnormalities with a predisposition to tumour development. The diagnosis of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome may be missed because of variable or incomplete clinical expression. Here we present a case of a newborn delivered at BIRDEM (Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders) General Hospital, presenting with macrosomia, macroglossia and hypoglycaemia. The baby also had umbilical hernia and asymmetry of limbs. The case is presented in order to create further awareness and to highlight the peculiarity of management of this rare disorder.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2014; 32: 167-170

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Fauzia Mohsin, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka



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Published

2015-12-23

How to Cite

Mohsin, F., Islam, R., Begum, T., Azad, K., & Nahar, N. (2015). Beckwith–Wiedemann Syndrome. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 32(3), 167–170. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v32i3.26056

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Case Reports