Nasal encephalocele in a child with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome: Case report

Marike L.D. Broekman, Eelco W. Hoving, Kuan H. Kho, Lucienne Speleman, K. Sen Han, Patrick W. Hanlo

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√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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Midline defect
  • Nasal obstruction


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