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Type: Journal article
Title: Clinicopathologic features of congenital aneurysms of the great vessels
Author: Ades, L.
Knight, W.
Byard, R.
Bateman, J.
Esquivel, J.
Mee, R.
Haan, E.
Milewicz, D.
Citation: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 1996; 66(3):289-299
Publisher: WILEY-LISS
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0148-7299
Abstract: We describe the clinical, histopathologic, and angiographic findings in four children with congenital abnormalities of the great vessels of unknown cause, comprising either single or multiple arterial aneurysms, aortic/arterial dilatation, vessel tortuosity, or combinations of these abnormalities. Two children had early and severe respiratory distress due to aneurysmal compression of the trachea. All children had diffuse dilatation of several arteries, and two children also had tortuosity of multiple arteries. Progression of these abnormalities was clearly evident in one child, in whom diffuse vessel irregularity and tortuosity affected intra-abdominal, and intra and extra-cranial arteries. One child died at 5 years, while the other three have undergone successful surgical repair in the first 3 months of life and are now well, between age 2.5 and 7 years. The phenotype of each child appears unique but all have in common the rare finding of aneurysms of the aorta and main pulmonary artery. Congenital aortic aneurysms did not occur as an isolated finding in any of these children.
Keywords: Aorta
Pulmonary Artery
Cells, Cultured
Extracellular Matrix
Aortic Aneurysm
Abnormalities, Multiple
Microfilament Proteins
Infant, Newborn
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19961218)66:3<289::AID-AJMG11>3.0.CO;2-I
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