OverviewBeckwith-Wiedemann syndrome in the newborn is a consistent group of findings of unknown cause and is characterized by large tongue (macroglossia), large organs (visceromegaly), large body size (macrosomia), hernia of the navel (omphalocele) and small head (microcephaly).
Update Date 4/21/2015
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.