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Marfan syndrome with acute abdomen: a case report.

Zencirci B - Int J Gen Med (2010)

Bottom Line: In addition, according to the echocardiographic examination, Ebstein's anomaly, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, and inferior deficiency of mitral, aorta, and tricuspid valves were present.The patient was planned to be operated on with the prediagnosis of acute abdomen.Taking into consideration the pathologies that may accompany MFS and the probable future complications, the patients must be closely monitored during anesthesia applications and required measures should be taken beforehand.

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Affiliation: Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Medical Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder characterized by a combination of clinical manifestations in different organ systems. Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) whose lifetimes are extended may be encountered as acute abdomen (appendicitis) cases apart from the obligatory reasons and emergencies arising naturally out of their disease, as in the case reported.

Case presentation: In a 28-year-old Turkish male, arachnodactyly, pectus excavatum, kyphoscoliosis and, according to pulmonary roentgenogram, a density increase in the left apical field were detected. In addition, according to the echocardiographic examination, Ebstein's anomaly, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, and inferior deficiency of mitral, aorta, and tricuspid valves were present. The patient was planned to be operated on with the prediagnosis of acute abdomen.

Conclusion: Taking into consideration the pathologies that may accompany MFS and the probable future complications, the patients must be closely monitored during anesthesia applications and required measures should be taken beforehand.

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Mentions: The case was 28-year-old Turkish male, 40 kg in weight and 172 cm tall. It was learned/understood from the anamnesis that the patient’s elder brother had the same disease and that two other brothers died after birth (unexplained sudden death). Blindness in the left eye (probably ocular features of MFS), long arms and legs, arachnodactyly (Figure 1), kyphoscoliosis, pectus excavatum (Figure 2), and severe pes planus (talipes calcaneovalgus) (Figure 3) were found to be present in the physical examination.


Marfan syndrome with acute abdomen: a case report.

Zencirci B - Int J Gen Med (2010)

Pectus excavatum observed in the patient.
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f2-ijgm-3-359: Pectus excavatum observed in the patient.
Mentions: The case was 28-year-old Turkish male, 40 kg in weight and 172 cm tall. It was learned/understood from the anamnesis that the patient’s elder brother had the same disease and that two other brothers died after birth (unexplained sudden death). Blindness in the left eye (probably ocular features of MFS), long arms and legs, arachnodactyly (Figure 1), kyphoscoliosis, pectus excavatum (Figure 2), and severe pes planus (talipes calcaneovalgus) (Figure 3) were found to be present in the physical examination.

Bottom Line: In addition, according to the echocardiographic examination, Ebstein's anomaly, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, and inferior deficiency of mitral, aorta, and tricuspid valves were present.The patient was planned to be operated on with the prediagnosis of acute abdomen.Taking into consideration the pathologies that may accompany MFS and the probable future complications, the patients must be closely monitored during anesthesia applications and required measures should be taken beforehand.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Medical Faculty, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder characterized by a combination of clinical manifestations in different organ systems. Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) whose lifetimes are extended may be encountered as acute abdomen (appendicitis) cases apart from the obligatory reasons and emergencies arising naturally out of their disease, as in the case reported.

Case presentation: In a 28-year-old Turkish male, arachnodactyly, pectus excavatum, kyphoscoliosis and, according to pulmonary roentgenogram, a density increase in the left apical field were detected. In addition, according to the echocardiographic examination, Ebstein's anomaly, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, and inferior deficiency of mitral, aorta, and tricuspid valves were present. The patient was planned to be operated on with the prediagnosis of acute abdomen.

Conclusion: Taking into consideration the pathologies that may accompany MFS and the probable future complications, the patients must be closely monitored during anesthesia applications and required measures should be taken beforehand.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus