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Isolated descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in Marfan's syndrome

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
0002-9149
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
13
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9149(88)90161-0
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Aneurysm of the ascending aorta due to cystic medial necrosis is usually the first aortic manifestation of Marfan's syndrome. Aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta in the patient with Marfan's syndrome has been associated with ascending aortic and, often, abdominal aneurysmal disease. 1,2 We recently treated a woman with features characteristic of Marfan's syndrome who had an isolated aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta. To our knowledge, only 1 other such case has been reported previously. 3

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