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Russell's diencephalic syndrome of early childhood
  1. Michael A. Salmon
  1. Park Hospital for Children, Oxford
  2. Stoke Mandeville Hospital


    A case of Russell's diencephalic syndrome of early childhood is presented and the world literature reviewed. Assays of serum growth hormone (HGH) and fat mobilizing substance (FMS) were performed and gave very abnormal results. The role of these two substances is discussed and their value in the diagnosis of this syndrome is emphasized.

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