For families researching conditions such as Russell-Silver Syndrome, Failure to Thrive, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Small for Gestational age or idiopathic short stature-this is a great place to begin. Russell-Silver Syndrome (RSS) is a very challenging diagnosis. It is often overlooked, misinterpreted or misdiagnosed. If you have any questions, contact us.
Russell-Silver Syndrome (or Silver-Russell Syndrome as it is known in Europe) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by delayed growth in-utero (IUGR) and postnatal growth failure that spares head growth, and includes feeding difficulties and/or low BMI, dysmorphic features including a protruding forehead, and frequently body asymmetry (hemihypotrophy). The true incidence is unknown but is estimated at 1 per every 35,000 – 100,000 live births.
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