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Other Names for this Disease
- Hyperostosis frontalis interna, obesity, shortness and cognitive impairment
- MSM syndrome
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 Other signs and symptoms may include seizures, headaches, diabetes insipidus, and sex gland disturbances. 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.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.
Last updated: 3/25/2011
- 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.
- Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna. NORD. 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Hyperostosis%20Frontalis%20Interna. Accessed 3/25/2011.
- 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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