What Is Sotos Syndrome?

2. Facial Features

The facial features of individuals with Sotos syndrome are also very specific where they often have a prominent forehead. Almost all (96%) of them have a receding forehead hairline, hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes), pointed chin, downward slanting of the eyelids, long narrow face, high narrow palate, and a head shape that is likened to an inverted pear. The head is a dolichocephalic shape that can be defined as having a head that is longer than expected (compared to width). These facial features are most prominent during childhood. With age and maturity, the chin becomes more prominent and square in shape. Once in adulthood, these features become less distinctive. However, the receding hairline, dolichocephalic head, and prominent chin remains.

What Is Sotos Syndrome?

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