Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Syndrome in Children

Giorgio Zanotti, Luca Vricella, Duke Cameron

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In contrast with adults, thoracic aortic aneurysms in children are usually associated with connective tissue defect syndromes. As such, there are phenotypic clues to identify patients at risk. Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and bicuspid aortic valve syndrome account for the majority of these aneurysms. Indications for surgery as well as surgical options differ according to diagnosis and are reviewed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 9 2008


  • Aneurysm
  • Loeys-Dietz
  • Marfan
  • aorta
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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