Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome

Treatment

Are there organ specific treatments for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome?

Treatment for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome includes treating the individual symptoms of the condition. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) should be treated to prevent problems with the central nervous system. An opening of the abdominal wall (omphalocele) is often repaired surgically. Different feeding options may be recommended if the abnormally large tongue (macroglossia) causes problems feeding. Additionally, babies or young children with macroglossia may have a surgery to reduce the size of the tongue in addition to attending speech therapy. Surgery to correct uneven growth may be corrected during puberty. Tumors, whether cancerous or noncancerous, are treated by the same methods as they would in other children.

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