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The Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome phenotype and the risk of cancer

The Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome phenotype and the risk of cancer

Medical & Pediatric Oncology 28(6): 411-415

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) comprises of a number of childhood abnormalities, often associated with one or more tumors. Thirty-eight patients were investigated to determine clinical and/or biological signs associated with a tumor presence. Our patients exhibited a higher incidence of tumor development (21%) than that previously reported, underlying the care with which such patients should be followed, when particular clinical features are observed: visceromegaly affecting three organs (liver, kidney, spleen), and also family history with sign of BWS such as macroglossia, omphalocele, hemihypertrophy, embryonic tumor), high body weight at birth (> or = +2 standard deviations and diastasis recti.

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PMID: 9143384

DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1096-911x(199706)28:6<411::aid-mpo3>3.0.co;2-j

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