Other Names: Cerebral gigantism
Nature: Sotos Syndrome, also known as cerebral gigantism because of the distinctive head shape and size, is a genetic condition causing physical overgrowth during the first years of life. Ironically, this rapid physical development is often accompanied by delayed motor, cognitive and social development. Muscle tone is low, and speech is markedly impaired. This is a genetic condition undetectable at birth. Its diagnosis frequently takes months or years.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 11.09.1998 – 00:00 CEST