Huge isolate abdominal aorta aneurysm in a 24-year-old patient with Marfan syndrome in CT imaging in view of recent literature
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II Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2008;2(1):85–87
The Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by a large number of possible mutations, and by heterogeneity of clinical presentation primarily in skeletal, ocular and cardiovascular organ systems. Cardiovascular complications of the disease are responsible for high mortality. The case of a young patient with a progressive advanced abdominal aorta dilatation visualized on CT images is presented. Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of patients with Marfan syndrome are also discussed.
Witold Krupski   
II Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland.
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