cerebral gigantismmedical dictionary

<neurology> A syndrome characterised by increased birth weight and length (above 90th percentile), accelerated growth rate for the first 4 or 5 years without elevation of serum growth hormone levels, and then reversion to normal growth rate; characteristic facies include prognathism, hypertelorism, antimongoloid slant, and dolichocephalic skull; moderate mental retardation and impaired coordination are also associated.

See: Sotos' syndrome.

(05 Mar 2000)