Genetic counseling of families with Marfan syndrome and other disorders showing a Marfanoid body habitus.

Eight pedigrees of patients with Marfan syndrome are presented. In addition, four pedigrees of patients with conditions sometimes showing a marfanoid body habitus are described: Wagner-Stickler syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type III, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIA, and congenital contractural arachnodactyly type II. Emphasis is placed on the… CONTINUE READING