Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), is a rare genetic disorder commonly characterized by overgrowth. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome symptoms can vary widely in severity, and can include an enlarged tongue (macroglossia), abdominal wall defects like omphalocele, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), body asymmetry (hemihypertrophy), and an increased risk for tumors. Children with BWS require highly specialized care from a team with expertise managing this complex genetic disorder. In this video, experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explain why a comprehensive treatment approach is so important for children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome.
Related Centers and Programs:
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Clinic, Cancer Predisposition Program, Craniofacial Program, Division of Human Genetics, Metabolic Disease Program