Cite this page: Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentabeckwith.html. Accessed November 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
Congenital disorder of overgrowth associated with congenital macroglossia, macrosomia, midline abdominal wall defects, hypoglycemia and an increased risk for pediatric tumors, including Wilms tumor and hepatoblastoma
See Adrenal gland and paraganglia chapter
EtiologyRelated to genetic abnormalities of 11p15
Microscopic (histologic) description
Placental hydrops involving stem villi
No trophoblastic hyperplasia is present (Hum Pathol 1991;22:591)