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Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyperostosis frontalis interna
  • Hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment
  • MSM syndrome
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Overview

Morgagni-Stewart-Morel (MSM) syndrome is a condition characterized by thickening of the frontal bone of the skull (hyperostosis frontalis interna), as well as obesity and excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) in some individuals.[1] Other signs and symptoms may include seizures, headaches, diabetes insipidus, and sex gland disturbances.[2] The cause of Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome is not fully understood. Some instances of dominant inheritance have been reported, but whether it is autosomal dominant or X-linked dominant is not known.[3]
Last updated: 3/25/2011

References

  1. Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome. Orphanet. June 2006; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=77296. Accessed 3/25/2011.
  2. Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna. NORD. 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Hyperostosis%20Frontalis%20Interna. Accessed 3/25/2011.
  3. Victor A. McKusick et al. HYPEROSTOSIS FRONTALIS INTERNA. OMIM. 1986-2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/144800. Accessed 3/25/2011.
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Basic Information

  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyperostosis frontalis interna
  • Hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment
  • MSM syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.