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Because of this effective extra super avana 260 mg, MSS is thought to be a random cheap extra super avana 260 mg fast delivery, divided by cartilage around the knuckles. As of 2001, no specific Trachea—Long tube connecting from the larynx gene has been associated with MSS, and other genetic down into the lungs, responsible for passing air. Standard genetic testing, such as chromosome analysis and metabolic Tracheostomy—An opening surgically created in studies, typically are normal for patients with MSS. In 1999, a group in Saudi Arabia reported a young girl with features of MSS who had a chromosome abnor- Umbilical hernia—Protrusion of the bowels mality. She was found to have some duplication of the through the abdominal wall, underneath the material on a region of chromosome 2. As of 2001, this is the only indi- vidual with MSS found to have a chromosome abnor- mality. Current research is under way to determine the lecting, causing an increased amount of bacteria that can exact genetic cause for MSS. Internal nasal passages may be narrower in people with MSS, which Demographics can also pose difficulty with breathing. Marshall-Smith syndrome is very rare in the general Children with MSS may have problems with eating, population. In fact, no statistical rates are available for due to similar reasons that they may have difficulty the condition. As mentioned earlier, another feature of MSS is lack of proper growth and weight gain. This can Signs and symptoms be in part due to the difficulty in feeding for these indi- The most medically serious complication in MSS is viduals, though they are often very small even at birth. Structures in the res- Advanced bone age is present in all people with piratory system, such as the larynx and trachea, may not MSS. In particular, the bones of someone with MSS function properly because they can be “floppy,” soft, and appear more dense on an x ray than they should, accord- less muscular than usual. Mucus may start col- often have a generalized advanced bone age within their GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GENETIC DISORDERS 715 entire skeleton. They may also have broad middle pha- buildup by suctioning near the tracheotomy is common. Frequent pneumonia is common, and intravenous antibi- Facial characteristics of people with MSS include otics are often the treatment, as in people without MSS. These can be blue-tinged sclerae (the Because feeding can be difficult for children with white sections of the eyes), a large head circumference MSS, a gastrostomy is often needed, and feeding is done (measurement around the head), and a small, triangle- directly through the gastrostomy tube. It is a challenge to shaped face (with the point of the triangle being at the make sure children with MSS maintain proper growth, and chin). Hearing loss Marshall-Smith syndrome is considered a childhood can sometimes occur. Ears may be larger, have a “crum- condition because affected individuals do not typically pled” appearance, or be lower on the head than usual. There is no long-term research on the disease due to it being rare and not typically present Changes in the brain can occur in MSS. Some children by three years of age, due to severe respiratory complica- may be missing the corpus callosum, a structure in the tions and infections that may result from them. Mental and physical delays are commonly present have been reports of children surviving until age seven or in MSS, and are usually quite significant. These may in eight, but these children did not have severe respiratory part be due to the brain abnormalities that are sometimes problems. There may be partial to complete lack of speech for variable, and not every person diagnosed with the condi- individuals with MSS, another sign of the mental delays. Diagnosis Resources ORGANIZATIONS Because there is no genetic testing available for Arc (a National Organization on Mental Retardation). Sotos 745, Lubbock, TX 79408, Phone: (806) 737-8186 or (888) syndrome involves similar skeletal findings, but individ- LPA-2001. Treatment and management WEBSITES As mentioned earlier, long hospitalizations are com- “Marshall-Smith syndrome. Manual removal of the mucus Deepti Babu, MS 716 GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GENETIC DISORDERS Martin-Bell syndrome see Fragile X syndrome KEY TERMS MASA syndrome see X-linked Apnea—An irregular breathing pattern character- ized by abnormally long periods of the complete hydrocephaly cessation of breathing.

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