Vascular Pathology: Vascular Disease: Aortic Dissection in Marfan's Syndrome

A 59 year old man presented with gross aortic regurgitation secondary to Marfan's syndrome.....
01 April 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas

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Aortic dissection in Marfan's syndrome

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An autopsy specimen from a 59 year old man who presented with chest pain which he described as having a'tearing' quality. On examination there were features of gross aortic regurgitation with marked venous congestion of the head and neck. Further stigmata of Marfan's syndrome were also noted.

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