Jun 14, 2016 · Hemihypertrophy is a condition in which there is excessive (hyper) growth (trophy) of only one side (hemi) of the body, the right side or the left side.Overgrowth may affect only one part of the body, such as a leg or arm, or several different areas of the body. It may not be apparent at birth, but becomes most noticeable as the child grows.
Hemihypertrophy can occur as an independent condition (isolated hemihypertrophy) or as a part of a genetic syndrome (i.e. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome). Isolated hemihypertrophy is thought to occur in about 1 in 86,000 people, but this number may change as there is more agreement on a definition and more people looking for it.
Most children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and isolated hemihypertrophy grow up to be healthy adults. The physical features of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome often become less noticeable as children grow. They are often larger than their peers during childhood, but .
Nov 06, 2008 · Isolated hemihyperplasia, formerly termed isolated hemihypertrophy, is a congenital overgrowth disorder associated with an increased risk for embryonal tumors, mainly Wilms tumor and hepatoblastoma. This practice guideline will set forth the diagnostic criteria and tumor screening recommendations Cited by: 89.