Fetal aortic root dilation: a prenatal feature of the Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

@article{Viassolo2006FetalAR,
  title={Fetal aortic root dilation: a prenatal feature of the Loeys-Dietz syndrome.},
  author={Valeria Viassolo and Mario Lituania and Maurizio Marasini and Harry C Dietz and Fabrizio Benelli and Francesca Forzano and Francesca Faravelli},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1081-3}
}
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a recently described autosomal dominant disorder with cardinal manifestations in cardiovascular, craniofacial and skeletal systems. Although the disease has some phenotypic overlap with Marfan syndrome, the disease, that is caused by mutations in the transforming growth factor beta-receptor 1 (TGFBR1) or transforming growth factor beta-receptor 2 (TGFBR2) genes, presents many distinctive features and a particularly aggressive cardiovascular course. We describe prenatal… CONTINUE READING

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