When should Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome be suspected in neonates with abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The diagnosis of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome should be suspected in a large neonate with macroglossia. As these infants are at risk for severe hypoglycemia, close monitoring and early administration of glucose can prevent the serious sequela of hypoglycemia.


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