THE MARFAN SYNDROME
- Situs Inversus and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- A Case Report. Ricci, Michael A.; Deshmukh, Narayan // Vascular Surgery;Sep/Oct1989, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p413
Situs inversus is an uncommon condition that produces a "mirror-image" of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. The authors report a case of successful resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with situs inversus and briefly discuss technical pitfalls of the operation.
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Reading ttable he Enemy’s Playbook. Elefteriades, John A. // World Journal of Surgery;Mar2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p366
The purpose of the present study was to use the clinical database at the Yale University Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease to shed light on the pathophysiology of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), the clinical behavior of thoracic aortic aneurysm, and the optimal clinical management. The Yale...
- Unraveling the Genetic Predisposition for Aortic Aneurysms: Is it Time for Tailored Medicine? Mukherjee, Debabrata // American Journal of Hypertension;Sep2008, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p967
The author comments on the recent studies which have started to disentangle the genetic factors that cause an individual vulnerable to thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs). The author stated that within families, TAAs are inherited mainly in an autosomal dominant manner with decreased penetrance and...
- Combined Repair of Ascending Aortic Pseudo- aneurysm and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Kokotsakis, John N.; Lioulias, Achilleas G.; Foroulis, Christophoros N.; Skouteli, Eleni Anna T.; Milonakis, Michael K.; Bastounis, Elias A.; Boulafendis, Dimitrios G. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2003, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p233
Pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta after the original inclusion/wrap technique of the Bentall procedure present a difficult surgical management problem and are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Patients with Marfan syndrome frequently develop aneurysms and dissections that...
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm. Das, Saroj // GP: General Practitioner;9/22/2006, p29
The article presents information related to the abdominal aortic aneurysm which is a disease of elderly white males over the age of 50. The abdominal aortic aneurysm is replaced by a graft that is reinforced to the aortic wall by a series of metallic stents. Autopsy series show that the...
- A prudent pause. Cubberley, Robert B. // Cortlandt Forum;11/25/99, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p110
Presents a case of a 45-year-old patient with a dissecting aortic aneurysm. Clinical presentation; Findings of physical examination; Diagnosis.
- Syphilitic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Williams, Jeyakumar; Krishnan, Gopi; Devarajan, Hema // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;Oct2002, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p467
A case report of a syphilitic aortic aneurysm in a 37-year-old male, presenting as upper abdominal pain accompanied by a pulsatile abdominal mass, is discussed.
- Increasing incidence of aortic aneurysms in England and Wales. Fowkes, F.G.R.; Macintyre, C.C.A.; Ruckley, C.V. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/7/89, Vol. 298 Issue 6665, p33
Examines the incidence of aortic aneurysms in England and Wales. Mortality and trend of the disease; Comparison on the incidence of the disease between men and women; Effect of the advances of diagnosis and surgery on the trend of the disease.
- Repair of Congenital Ascending Aortic Aneurysm. Shibuya, T.; Saiki, Y.; Endo, M. // Pediatric Cardiology;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p488
We report a case of congenital ascending aortic aneurysm associated with double-outlet right ventricle that has been successfully repaired by graft replacement and extracardiac total cavo-pulmonary connection.