Marfan's syndrome


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Marfan's syndrome

[′mär‚fanz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A hereditary connective-tissue disorder transmitted as an autosomal dominant; manifested by skeletal and ocular changes and by congenital heart disease.
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A single prior case report of dural ectasia causing urinary retention from bladder neck obstruction has been reported; however, to our knowledge, this is the first case report in the English literature where a dural ectasia in a patient with Marfan's syndrome caused hydroureteronephrosis from ureteric compression.
3%) eyes had ectopia lentis due to Marfan's syndrome and 01 (3%) eye had traumatic lens subluxation.
Replacement of the aortic root in patients with Marfan's syndrome.
If you suspect Marfan's syndrome, ask the child to perform the wrist/thumb test.
Genetic factors involve family history and the presence of certain heritable connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan's syndrome, neurofibromatosis, and polycystic kidney disease.
The identification of milder forms of Marfan's syndrome is often overlooked in the young adult male population.
My sister's son died suddenly in his early 20s from Marfan's Syndrome.
A father of four said his family was denied life insurance after he told the salesman he and two of his children were afflicted with Marfan's syndrome, a rare genetic disease which sometimes leads to a rupture of the aorta.
Three groups of geneticists have identified the gene for Marfan's syndrome, a potentially fatal disorder thought to have afflicted Abraham Lincoln.
Because of the increased risk associated with emergency operation for dissection during gestation, a prophylactic elective repair is preferred in women with Marfan's syndrome who contemplate pregnancy.
The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with Marfan's syndrome [Article in Italian].
Previous medico-legal autopsy diagnoses after sport-related deaths in our personal experience in Durban included cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, Marfan's syndrome and ruptured cerebral berry aneurysms.