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Wiedemann-Beckwith Syndrome, Wilms Tumor, Birth Weight, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2

Citation

Olshan, Andrew F. (1995). Wiedemann-Beckwith Syndrome, Wilms Tumor, Birth Weight, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 17, 640.

Abstract

Cohen [1994] recently discussed the intriguing rela- tionship between the Wiedemann-Beckwith syndrome (WBS), imprinting, insulin-like growth factor I1 (IGFB), and H19. Cohen suggested that the evaluation of asso- ciated conditions such as hemihyperplasia (also re- ferred to as hemihypertrophy) and overgrowth between the 2 forms of WBS, familial and sporadic, may provide clues as to the number of potential loci involved in WBS. He calls for more information about birth weight, neoplasms, and hyperplasia in WBS. The purpose of this letter is to provide a summary of the data on birth weight and Wilms tumor and their possible relation to WBS.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.1320570427

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Medical Genetics

Author(s)

Olshan, Andrew F.

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

17

Pages

640

Reference ID

668