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Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment
  • MSM syndrome
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What are the signs and symptoms of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel (MSM) syndrome typically include the characteristic X-ray finding of thickening of the frontal bone of the skull (hyperostosis frontalis interna) and may also include headache, vertigo, hirsutism, menstrual disorders, galactorrhea, obesity, depression, irritability, fatigability, temporary paralysis on one side of the body, hearing impairment, paralysis of the cranial nerves, muscle weakness, and seizures.[1]
Last updated: 3/28/2011

  1. Nallegowda M, Singh U, Khanna M, Yadav SL, Choudhary AR, Thakar A . Morgagni Stewart morel syndrome-Additional features. Neurology India. 2005;;year=2005;volume=53;issue=1;spage=117;epage=119;aulast=Nallegowda. Accessed 2/28/2008.