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Case Report

Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 6 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 282-286

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: A Case Report

Tapan Kumar Biswas, Geetanjali Sethy, Deepak Ranjan Bhol, Shantanu Kumar Meher

Dept of Pediatrics, M.K.C.G Medical College, Berhampur, District-Ganjam, Pin 760004, State-Odisha, India

Corresponding Author: Tapan Kumar Biswas


It is a congenital overgrowth disorder affecting male and female equally with an approximate incidence of one in13, 700-15,000 live births. Most of the cases,>85% are sporadic and <15% are familial. Diagnosis is mainly from clinical pictures, some of the cases are related to partial duplication of chromosome 11 (11p15). Baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have a 3 to 4 fold increased risk to develop this syndrome. Here we report a case of a one day old female baby presented with macrosomia, birth wt 4.210 kg, with feeding difficulty due to large tongue (macroglossia) with hemi hypertrophy of the body.

Key words: Beckwith-Wiedemann, macrosomia, macroglossia, hemi hypertrophy.

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