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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 109416, 4 pages
Case Report

Torticollis as the Main Presentation in a Child with Russell-Silver Syndrome: A Case Report

1Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 16 September 2012; Accepted 3 October 2012

Academic Editors: B. Dündar and C. Fusco

Copyright © 2012 Mohsen Javadzadeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Russell-Silver syndrome is a genetic disorder the inheritance pattern of which is mostly sporadic. Some of the features of the syndrome are present at birth, and others appear in later years. The main clinical features include low birth weight, poor growth postnatally, short height, and discrepancies in size between the two sides of the body Abu-Amera et al. (2008), Binder et al. (2011). There is no statistical significant difference in prevalence between males and females. We report a case of Russell-Silver syndrome with intrauterine and postnatal growth retardation, triangular face, and body asymmetry, in addition to torticollis as a novel manifestation. In neck sonography, we found asymmetry of sternocleidomastoid muscles. In conclusion, we describe torticollis as a presentation of Russell-Silver syndrome.