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hemihypertrophy

Definitions

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  • n. hypertrophy that affects only one half of the body

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hypertrophy of one half: as, facial hemihypertrophy.

Etymologies

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From hemi- +‎ hypertrophy

Examples

  • Sometimes hemihypertrophy is not noticed at birth but becomes apparent as children grow.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome/isolated hemihypertrophy

    Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

  • The program also houses the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS)/isolated hemihypertophy team, a sub-group within the Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program that works with families of children with BWS and isolated hemihypertrophy, diseases that genetically predispose children to cancer.

    Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

  • Scientists believe the overgrowth associated with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome and hemihypertrophy may develop because of improper inactivation of one or more growth-suppressing genes, or because of overexpression of genes that encourage cell growth.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • Scientists believe Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and isolated hemihypertrophy result from alterations in the expression of one or more genes in children.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • Almost all children with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and isolated hemihypertrophy grow up to be healthy adults.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • In addition, the parents of children with sporadic BWS or isolated hemihypertrophy are not at increased risk of having other children with these disorders.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • What causes Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) and isolated hemihypertrophy?

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • A discrepancy in the length and/or thickness of one leg compared with the other is the most common presentation of hemihypertrophy.

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

  • What to expect for children with BWS and isolated hemihypertrophy

    Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome

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