- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Marie-Sée syndrome

Related people

A rare form of acute benign hydrocephalus in small infants, occurring within 12 hours of receiving large doses of vitamin A and D and last 24 to 48 hours. The onset of the hydrocephalus is acute with brusque and intense bulging of the fontanels. The condition subsides spontaneously after complete cessation of the medication. Obsolete, no longer used term.


  • J. Marie, G. Sée:
    Hydrocéphalie aiguë bénigne du nourrison après ingestion d’une dose massive et unique de vitamines A et D.
    Archives francaises de pédiatrie, Paris, 1951, 8: 563.565. Acute hypervitaminosis A of the infant.
    American Journal of Diseases of Children, Chicago, 1954, 87: 731.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.


Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.