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Cardiovascular findings in a boy with arterial tortuosity syndrome: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21534351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS) is a rare hereditary, autosomal recessive, connective tissue disorder. Herein, we describe a five-year-old boy. He had hyperextensible skin, atypical facial features and inguinal hernia. We present his vascular imaging studies of kinking and tortuosity of the aorta and bilateral multiple peripheral pulmonary artery stenoses determined by conventional and magnetic resonance angiographic (MRA) examination. ATS must be considered in patients with connective tissue condition associated with diffuse arterial changes and involvement of the skin, joints and other organs. Vascular imaging studies, especially MRA, are useful in the screening of these vascular abnormalities.
Filiz Ekici; Tayfun Uçar; Suat Fitöz; Semra Atalay; Ercan Tutar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2011-05-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ankara Children's Hematology and Oncology Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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