MAC 2017 Research Study

Russell Silver Syndrome: A Case Study

Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) is a rare disorder with a wide spectrum of findings. Symptoms vary widely and affected people will not have all of them. They include:

  • Body asymmetry
  • Large head for body size
  • Broad protruding forehead
  • Persistent low weight for height
  • Lack of muscle mass and/or poor muscle tone
  • Narrow flat feet
  • Underdeveloped chin/midface
  • Lack of interest in eating
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Delayed stomach emptying
  • Intestinal abnormalities

Growth hormone can be given at age 2 for this form of dwarfism. The Magic Foundation,, is the definitive resource for this condition.

MAC’s case study will examine a now 18 month old girl over a nine month period, applying transdisciplinary principles in play-based sessions. Results will be placed on the website and, in addition, shared with the Magic Foundation. This case study of a toddler appears to be the first done in this age group. MAC is grateful to the parents for this opportunity, as well as for what can be learned about RSS to add to the current body of literature.