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Pulmonary dysfunction secondary to mandibular retrognathia in Marfan's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8181376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Referrals to pulmonary physicians for polysomnography to evaluate snoring or the possibility of sleep apnea syndrome often evolve into a multidisciplinary clinical problem. We present a young woman with two congenital abnormalities (Marfan's syndrome and retrognathism) which both may affect her decreased exercise tolerance, daytime hypersomnolence, and fatigue. Polysomnography and pulmonary exercise testing documented improvement in her upper airway diameter and exercise capacity. Her improved sleep pattern and her understanding of her exercise performance limitations afforded her a new outlook on life.
D N Faircloth; M F Tenholder; W L Whitlock; R H Downs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-15     Completed Date:  1994-06-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1610-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Retrognathism / complications*,  surgery
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis,  etiology

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