Marfan’s Syndrome

Marfan’s Syndrome

Sinotubular Ectasia – Marfan’s Syndrome

72712 thoracic aorta sinus of Valsalva aortic sinuses sinotubular junction of ascending aorta sinotubular ectasia fx dilated CTscan Courtesy Ashley DAvidoff MD 72709

Marfan’s Syndrome Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm

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Marfan’s Syndrome and Emphysema
Chest x-ray of a patient with Marfan Syndrome showing bullous emphysematous changes in the upper lobes (red arrows), dilated tortuous aorta, and lung hyperinflation. These emphysematous changes can predispose the patient to spontaneous pneumothorax.
Images courtesy of of: Crapo JD, Glassroth J, Karlinsky JB, King TE. Baum’s Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases, 7th ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2004. Copyright ¬© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.