Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a rare congenital syndrome characterized by gigantism, macroglossia, exophthalmos, postpartum hypoglycemia, and multiple midline defects such as omphalocele. The authors describe, to the best of their knowledge, the first case of a child in whom BWS was diagnosed and who was subsequently treated for a nasal encephalocele. Because the authors believe that this feature might not be an incidental finding in patients with BWS, intranasal masses in these patients should be carefully differentiated, as complications might be severe.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
- Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome/pathology
- Ethmoid Sinus
- Nasal Obstruction/etiology