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Reproductive ability of an adult female with Silver-Russell syndrome.
  1. H K Abramowicz,
  2. H M Nitowsky


    An adult female with typical features of Silver-Russell dwarfism gave birth to a viable infant. Despite the abnormalities in sexual development that may be associated with the Silver-Russell syndrome, fertility is not necessarily impaired, at least in females. The growth and development of children with the Silver-Russell syndrome have been studied (Silver, 1964; Tanner et al., 1975). There is, however, virtually no information available about adult patients with this syndrome. It is known that both male and female Silver-Russell dwarfs develop secondary sexual characteristics (Rimoin, 1969; McDowell and Sproles, 1973) but fertility of these patients has not been described previously.

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