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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 December;56(6):899-904

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The risk for type B aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome

Setacci C. 1, Galzerano G. 1, Setacci F. 2, Mazzitelli G. 1, de Donato G. 1, Ricci C. 3

1 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy;
2 Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”, School of Medicine, University “Sapienza” of Rome, Rome, Italy;
3 Interventional Radiology Unit, University of Siena, Siena, Italy


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Marfan syndrome is the most prevalent connective tissue disorder, with an autosomal dominant inheritance with variable penetrance. This paper aims to summarize epidemiology and treatment for type B dissection in Marfan patients.

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