Dural ectasia in Marfan syndrome
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Marfan syndrome, history of Type A aortic dissection. Has been getting periodic MRA's for follow up of residual type B aortic dissection. MRA is radiation free and is easy to scan. What is the finding in the spine?
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Stable residual aortic dissection extending from the proximal descending aorta distal to the subclavian artery all the way to the right common iliac artery. Both true and false lumen are patent. No interval worsening.
Stable long-standing sacral dural ectasia.
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- History of Marfan syndrome.
- History of ascending aortic dissection repair with valve sparing surgery.
- No recurrence. Stable ascending aortic root.
- Stable residual aortic dissection extending from the proximal descending aorta distal to the subclavian artery all the way to the right common iliac artery. Both true and false lumen are patent. No interval worsening.
- Stable long-standing sacral dural ectasia.
- Ho NC, Hadley DW, Jain PK et-al. Case 47: dural ectasia associated with Marfan syndrome. Radiology. 2002;223 (3): 767-71. doi:10.1148/radiol.2233000971 - Pubmed citation
- Ha HI, Seo JB, Lee SH et-al. Imaging of Marfan syndrome: multisystemic manifestations. Radiographics. 2007;27 (4): 989-1004. doi:10.1148/rg.274065171 - Pubmed citation
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