Silver-Russell syndrome

Common Name(s)

Silver-Russell syndrome, Russell-Silver Syndrome

Russell-Silver syndrome is a condition present at birth that involves poor growth, low birth weight, short height, and size differences (asymmetry) of parts of the body. Other signs and symptoms may include poor appetite; low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a result of feeding difficulties; a small, triangular face with distinctive facial features; clinodactyly; digestive system abnormalities; delayed development; and/or learning disabilities. The genetic causes of this syndrome are complex and relate to certain genes that control growth. Most cases are not inherited from an affected parent, but occur sporadically (i.e., by chance). In some cases, it is inherited in an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive manner.
 

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The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Silver-Russell syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

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Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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About Russell Silver Syndrome

General Information for the parents of newly diagnosed children in easy to understand terms and many resources which parents of affected children find very helpful (including private chat groups).

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Updated 7 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Silver-Russell syndrome" returned 58 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Examinations of maternal uniparental disomy and epimutations for chromosomes 6, 14, 16 and 20 in Silver-Russell syndrome-like phenotypes.
 

Author(s): Jana Sachwitz, Getrud Strobl-Wildemann, György Fekete, Laima Ambrozaitytė, Vaidutis Kučinskas, Lukas Soellner, Matthias Begemann, Thomas Eggermann

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Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a growth retardation disorder with a very broad molecular and clinical spectrum. Whereas the association of SRS with imprinting disturbances of chromosomes 11p15.5 and 7 is generally accepted, there are controversial discussions on the involvement ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2016

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Cdkn1c Boosts the Development of Brown Adipose Tissue in a Murine Model of Silver Russell Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Matthew Van De Pette, Simon J Tunster, Grainne I McNamara, Tatyana Shelkovnikova, Steven Millership, Lindsay Benson, Stuart Peirson, Mark Christian, Antonio Vidal-Puig, Rosalind M John

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The accurate diagnosis and clinical management of the growth restriction disorder Silver Russell Syndrome (SRS) has confounded researchers and clinicians for many years due to the myriad of genetic and epigenetic alterations reported in these patients and the lack of suitable animal ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Pure Choriocarcinoma of the Ovary in Silver-Russell Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Tomoko Haruma, Chikako Ogawa, Takeshi Nishida, Tomoyuki Kusumoto, Keiichiro Nakamura, Noriko Seki, Takaaki Katayama, Yuji Hiramatsu

Journal: Acta Med. Okayama. 2015 ;69(3):183-8.

 

Pure ovarian choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare malignancy that can be gestational or non-gestational in origin. Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a rare congenital developmental disorder characterized by pre- and postnatal growth failure, relative macrocephaly, a triangular face, ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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The terms "Silver-Russell syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Silver-Russell syndrome: genetic basis and molecular genetic testing.
 

Author(s): Thomas Eggermann, Matthias Begemann, Gerhard Binder, Sabrina Spengler

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Imprinted genes with a parent-of-origin specific expression are involved in various aspects of growth that are rooted in the prenatal period. Therefore it is predictable that many of the so far known congenital imprinting disorders (IDs) are clinically characterised by growth disturbances. ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2010

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Silver-Russell syndrome: a dissection of the genetic aetiology and candidate chromosomal regions.
 

Author(s): M P Hitchins, P Stanier, M A Preece, G E Moore

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 2001 Dec;38(12):810-9.

 

The main features of Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) are pre- and postnatal growth restriction and a characteristic small, triangular face. SRS is also accompanied by other dysmorphic features including fifth finger clinodactyly and skeletal asymmetry. The disorder is clinically and ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2001

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