Simon, Armando P.; Stein, Paul D.
April 1974
Angiology;Apr1974, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p290
Academic Journal
A patient with Ehlers�Danlos syndrome (hypermobility of the joints, and hyperelasticity and fragility of the skin) associated with aortic regurgitation is reported. The aortic regurgitation appeared to be due to a combination of dilatation of the aortic ring and enlargement of the sinuses of Valsalva. Ehlers�Danlos syndrome is a rare cause of aortic regurgitation which occasionally, as in this patient, may be of clinical importance.


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