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Different clinical course of ascending aortic aneurysm in monozygotic twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18178272     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old woman without medical history of cardiovascular disease came to the clinic. She was diagnosed as annuloectasia and aneurysm of ascending aorta and dissected aorta from above the aortic valve to renal artery level (type A). There are no laboratory abnormalities including CBC, biochemistry, and serology tests etc. She does not have any Marfanoid features. Surprisingly, when we reviewed her family history, we realized her monozygotic twin sister performed Bentall operation because of grade III/IV of aortic regurgitation due to annuloectasia and aneurysm of ascending aorta in our hospital 2 years ago. Now she underwent modified Bentall operation and recovered well. Our case suggests that physicians should meticulously check-up the first-order relatives of probands before dissection happens because familial thoracic aortic aneurysms tend to grow at a higher rate.
Kwang Kon Koh; Sang Min Park; Wook-Jin Chung; Jeong Ho Kim; Joo Il Kim; Yun Jeong Jo; Chul Hyun Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  133     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-20     Completed Date:  2009-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e47-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  surgery*
Diseases in Twins*
Middle Aged
Twins, Monozygotic
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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