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Aneurysmal Dilatation of Medium Caliber Arteries in Turner Syndrome.

20:03 EDT 20th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Aneurysmal Dilatation of Medium Caliber Arteries in Turner Syndrome."

Turner syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in female subjects, affecting 1 in 2000 live births. The condition is associated with a generalized vasculopathy as well as congenital cardiac and other defects. We report aneurysmal dilation of medium caliber arteries involving the celiac axis and coronary vessels in two women with Turner syndrome.


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clinical Center National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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Name: Congenital heart disease
ISSN: 1747-0803


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