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Congenital heart surgery Outcomes in Turner syndrome: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis.

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Summary of "Congenital heart surgery Outcomes in Turner syndrome: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis."

Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic syndrome characterized by monosomy X (45XO) in phenotypic females and is commonly associated with congenital heart disease. We sought to describe the distribution, mortality, and morbidity of congenital heart surgery in TS and compare outcomes to subjects without genetic syndromes.

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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
ISSN: 1552-6259
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A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.

Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.

A syndrome of defective gonadal development in phenotypic women with a karyotype of sex chromosome monosomy (45,X or 45,XO), associated with the loss of a sex chromosome X or Y. Patients generally are of short stature with undifferentiated (streak) gonads, sexual infantilism (HYPOGONADISM), webbing of the neck, cubitus valgus, elevated GONADOTROPINS and decreased ESTRADIOL level in blood. Studies of Turner Syndrome and its variants have contributed significantly to the understanding of SEX DIFFERENTIATION. NOONAN SYNDROME bears similarity to this disorder; however, it also occurs in males, has normal karyotype, and is inherited as an autosomal dominant.

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