Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome

Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome​ consists of the triad of:

and is also associated with neuropsychiatric conditions. The cause is unclear. 

History and etymology

It was first described in 1765 by the Italian anatomist and pathologist Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771) 2. The Scottish neuropsychiatrist Roy Mackenzie Stewart (1889-1964) 4 and the Swiss psychiatrist Ferdinand Morel (1888-1957) also contributed to the understanding of this condition 5. The latter is often confused with his namesake Benedict Augustin Morel (1809-1873), an Austrian psychiatrist, who was completely unrelated 6.

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rID: 6606
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Morgagni syndrome
  • Morgagni's syndrome

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