Aortic dilatation in Turner syndrome: the role of MRI in early recognition

  title={Aortic dilatation in Turner syndrome: the role of MRI in early recognition},
  author={François Chalard and Sol{\`e}ne Ferey and C{\'e}cile Teinturier and Gabriel Kalifa},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
Background: Aortic dilatation and dissection are rare but important complications of Turner syndrome that increase the risk of sudden death in young patients. Objective: To assess the value of aortic MRI in patients with Turner syndrome; in particular to demonstrate early aortic dilatation. Materials and methods: A total of 21 patients with Turner syndrome underwent MRI of the thoracic aorta with measurement of vessel diameter at four levels. Results: Measurements were normal for age in 15… CONTINUE READING


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