Marfan syndrome

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Marfan syndrome

(Science: radiology) Connective-tissue disorder: autosomal dominant, 15% sporadic, cardiovascular system (probable cause of death in 93%), aortic aneurysm (mostly ascending), dilatation of aortic sinuses, aortic dissection, coarctation, musculoskeletal system, tall stature, long limbs, arachnodactyly, lax joints, scoliosis (60%) / kyphosis / pectus, eye, lens subluxation Cf: homocystinuria More info: marfan syndrome