Apparent Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism) in a child with trisomy 20p11.2-p12.1 mosaicism

Am J Med Genet. 2000 Apr 10;91(4):273-6.


We report on a child with apparent Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism) and partial duplication of the short arm of chromosome 20 mosaicism. Trisomy 20p11.2-p12.1 was diagnosed using cytogenetic and FISH studies. The somatostatin receptor 4 (SSTR4) gene is included in the duplicated segment. This suggests that a dosage effect of this gene might be related to some of the clinical findings observed in our patient. The present observation emphasizes the importance of chromosome analysis in patients with well-delineated but sporadic conditions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / genetics*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 20 / genetics*
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / diagnosis
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gigantism / diagnosis
  • Gigantism / genetics*
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Karyotyping
  • Male
  • Microsatellite Repeats
  • Mosaicism*
  • Pregnancy
  • Syndrome
  • Trisomy*