Pulmonary artery root dilatation in Marfan syndrome: quantitative assessment of an unknown criterion.

@article{Nollen2002PulmonaryAR,
  title={Pulmonary artery root dilatation in Marfan syndrome: quantitative assessment of an unknown criterion.},
  author={Gijs J Nollen and K E van Schijndel and Janneke Timmermans and Maarten Groenink and Jelle O. Barentsz and E. E. van der Wall and Joshua Stoker and Barbara Mulder},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={470-1}
}
Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder with manifestations in multiple organ systems. Dilatation of the main pulmonary artery is one of the established criteria for the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. Normal values have been assessed for the pulmonary artery bifurcation but not for the pulmonary artery root. Since the pulmonary artery root consists basically of the same tissue as the ascending aorta, dilatation of the pulmonary artery might predominantly occur in the root similar to the… CONTINUE READING
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