Marfan Syndrome and Pregnancy-A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Özgür Özyüncü
Sertaç Esin
Adam Gyimadu
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Abstract

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by abnormalities of skeletal, cardiovascular and ocular systems. Pregnant women may suffer from hemodynamic stress resulting from increased cardiac output and structural changes in the aortic wall leading dilatation and dissection of the aorta. It is usually advised to avoid pregnancy to women with Marfan Syndrome however with advances in medicine, successful pregnancies with Marfan Syndrome are reported. Therefore, the aim of this
study is to review the literature over a case with a successful management during pregnancy.

Keywords

Marfan Syndrome, Pregnancy, Follow-up


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