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Forum Name: Diseases of the Aorta

Question: Marfans syndrome and aortic aneurysim

 viwa - Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:46 pm

I had a patient with Marfans syndrome who had a recurrence of aortic aneurysim. Could it be possible to have recurrences post surgical intervention. What is the incidence of recurrence?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:15 pm

User avatar Dear Dr. Lailai,

i guess it depends on the location of the aneurysm, how big the aneurysm was before the original surgery and what kind of surgery your patient had.

But since the original disease behind the aneurysm is still there, and the patient still has his original aorta, i would think that it is likely for recurrence to occur.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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