Overgrowth syndrome

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Overgrowth syndrome is a group of genetic disorders in which there is an abnormal increase in the size of the body or a body part that is often noted at birth. Examples of overgrowth syndromes include neurofibromatosis, Sotos syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome, Weaver syndrome, Proteus syndrome, Sturge–Weber syndrome, Macrocephaly-capillary malformation, and fragile X syndrome. Many of these syndromes increase the risk of cancer.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".