Prenatal detection of a congenital pancreatic cyst and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Prenat Diagn. 1997 Mar;17(3):276-80.


We report a case of congenital pancreatic cyst detected prenatally by ultrasound in a fetus with evidence for a diagnosis of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS). Neonatal hypoglycaemia was prevented. The cyst was managed by internal drainage. This is the second reported case of BWS associated with pancreatic cystic dysplasia and the first time that this association has been detected prenatally. Differential diagnosis of cystic abdominal lesions occurring in utero should take pancreatic cysts into consideration. This case suggests that pancreatic cysts should be included in the BWS phenotype.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome / embryology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jejunum / surgery
  • Male
  • Pancreatic Cyst / congenital
  • Pancreatic Cyst / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pancreatic Cyst / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*