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A 35-year-old female asked about a female:

my consultant suspects growth disorder possibly beckwith wiedemann or gigantism, why do we have an opthalmologist?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Evaluate pituitary: Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, which lies in the brain just behind the eyes. Over production of GH may be caused by a pituitary tumor, which might cause papilledema or visual field changes.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is beckwith wiedemann?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Congenital Dz: Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome beckwith-wiedemann syndrome is a congenital condition that causes a baby to have a large body, enlargement of some internal organs as wells as possible seizures, low blood sugar, undescended testicles, feeding difficulties with a large tongue, umbilical hernia & lethargy etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there treatments for beckwith wiedemann syndrome?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: Like most genetic syndromes, there can be few or many symptoms or signs. Treatment depends on the severity, and if treatment is possible. Some people may have ti and never be diagnosed with it because the signs are minor. See https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome

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