How is Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome differentiated from Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome consists of a facial port-wine stain (PWS), macroglossia, omphalocele, and visceral hyperplasia. A risk of visceral neoplasia is also noted. Severe hypoglycemia resulting from pancreatic islet-cell hyperplasia is very common and may be life threatening.


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