Four new cases of pediatric thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) with review of the molecular genetic basis, utilizing the newly published consensus nomenclature

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Abstract

  • © 2017 Elsevier Inc. The majority of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) in the pediatric population are due to post repair etiology (iatrogenic). Although rare, underlying inheritable disease and congenital cardiac anomalies represent the most common non-iatrogenic cause of TAA among patients in this age group (1–21 years of age). Herein, we present a case series of 9aortic aneurysms with varying underlying etiology. We discuss the molecular genetic basis of these syndromes in conjunction with the radiological findings and histological description utilizing the newly published consensus criteria article.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 27694709
  • Author List

  • Deshpande S; Alazraki A; Khoshnam N; Kantarovich D; Hoseinzadeh P; Hebson C; Bhatia A; Schaffer L; Maccou E; Shehata BM
  • Start Page

  • 34
  • End Page

  • 40
  • Volume

  • 31