Russell-Silver syndrome

Russell-Silver syndrome

(rŭs′əl-sĭl′vər)
n.
A growth disorder characterized by low birth weight, short stature, a relatively large head with a triangular-shaped face, clinodactyly, and often gastrointestinal problems.

Russell-Silver syndrome

Russell-Silver dwarfism Pediatrics An idiopathic and sporadic condition characterized by extremely short stature and body and facial asymmetry, excessive sweating, a small triangular face which makes the skull look large by comparison, inward curved fingers, cafe-au-lait spots. See Dwarfism.
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Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) is a type of primordial dwarfism characterized by restricted intrauterine and postnatal growth, relative macrocephaly, triangular face, asymmetry, and feeding difficulties [1].
The Foundation focuses on intrauterine growth retardation, Russell-Silver syndrome, Turner's syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Noonan's syndrome, chondroplasias, and more.
The differential diagnosis in this patient included hypothyroidism, rickets, pyknodysostosis, hypophosphatesia, osteogenesis imperfecta, Russell-Silver syndrome, Down's syndrome, and Apert syndrome.
She was born with Russell-Silver syndrome, a genetic disorder that limits her growth.
Nothing remarkable in that, you might think, but Amelie has Russell-Silver syndrome, a genetic disorder that limits growth, which means she is no bigger than a baby.
In a bid to find out what the future may hold for Amelie, the Gelhills travel to America to meet Dr Madeleine Harbison, the world's leading specialist in Russell-Silver syndrome, but will she be able to give the family new hope?
Amelie, who has Russell-Silver Syndrome and weighs just 20lbs, was born with dislocated hips and in April 2008 underwent the first of three major hip operations.
Kyle's illness - Russell-Silver Syndrome - has also left him with one leg 4cm shorter than the other and he wears a built-up shoe.
Association for Children with Russell-Silver Syndrome 22 Hoyt St Madison, NJ 07940 (201) 377-4531 (201) 822-2715 (fax) [envelop] mzacrss@aol.com 1,2,4,7
Eventually, a specialist diagnosed Georgia with Russell-Silver syndrome, a rare chromosome disorder that affects one in 100,000 births and results in dwarfism.