Aortic dilation, dissection, and rupture in patients with Turner syndrome.


We report two patients with Turner syndrome who had aortic dissection and rupture, one with prior repair of coarctation. We also note the high incidence (8.8%) of unrecognized aortic root dilation in a group of 57 patients with Turner syndrome whom we prospectively evaluated by echocardiography. Our analysis and review of previously reported cases suggests… (More)

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