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Cancer-Surviving Baby Who Was Born With An Abnormally Large Tongue Needs Surgery To Help Him Eat And Talk

Baker Roth, 16 months old, was born with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS), a rare overgrowth disorder which can affect all parts of the body.

The condition, which affects one in 14,000 births worldwide, meant his double-sized tongue could be spotted on pregnancy scans at 27 weeks.

Doctors and Baker’s parents Farrah and Sean, 42 and 41, from Jenks, Oklahoma, believed he was just being poking it out to be ‘cute’.

Cancer-Surviving Baby Who Was Born With An Abnormally Large Tongue Needs Surgery To Help Him Eat And Talk
Baker Roth, 16 months old, from Jenks, Oklahoma, was born with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) a rare overgrowth disorder which can create an overgrown tongue

But after he was born by emergency C-section eight weeks early, doctors recognised he had the condition, causing his overgrown tongue, known as macroglossia, as well as many other problems.

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