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Rare manifestation of abdominal aortic aneurysm and popliteal aneurysm in a patient with Marfan's syndrome: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11668374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old patient with back pain and somatomegaly was found to have a penetrating aneurysm of sections IV and V of the abdominal aorta. Results of a family history and clinical examination confirmed suspicions of Marfan's syndrome. Further angiologic studies depicted an aneurysmatic dilatation of the left popliteal artery. Aneurysmatic dilatations are primarily located in sections I and II of the thoracic aorta, whereas aneurysms in sections IV and V are much rarer. The rare combination of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and left-sided popliteal aneurysm accompanying Marfan's syndrome is presented.
B Wolfgarten; I Krüger; M Gawenda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0042-2835     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Surg     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-22     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0103277     Medline TA:  Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Visceral and Vascular Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*
Family Health
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Popliteal Artery / pathology*

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