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Provides a summary of the present day understanding of diagnosis, management and best medical and surgical treatment of infants, children and adults with Marfan syndrome
Covers the lifelong problems from birth to old age, in each affected system
This book has been written in response to the many excellent questions posed by our patients and their care teams, questions which deserve the best-informed and up to date answers provided by our experts in each of the many health areas affected by Marfan syndrome. The aim of this text is to provide a summary of the present day understanding of diagnosis, management and best medical and surgical treatment of infants, children and adults with Marfan syndrome. The authors cover the lifelong problems from birth to old age, in each affected system. Forty percent of this information is the result of new careful research based on a well-defined longitudinally studied UK patient population.
Introduction.- Diagnosis and treatment of Marfan syndrome – a summary.- Neonatal Marfan syndrome.- The paediatric cardiologist and Marfan syndrome.- Aortic and Cardiac Histopathology in Marfan syndrome.- Cardiac Management.- Echocardiography in diagnosis and management.- Magnetic resonance imaging.- Thoracic aortic surgery in Marfan syndrome.- Abdominal and thoracoabdominal aorta replacement for Marfan syndrome.- Ophthalmic Abnormalities in Marfan syndrome.- Spinal Deformity in Marfan syndrome.- Rheumatological Aspects of Marfan syndrome.- Pulmonary Manifestations of Marfan syndrome.- Psychosocial Aspects of Marfan syndrome.- Dental Aspects of Marfan syndrome.- Marfan syndrome: Inherited Microfibrillar disorder caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene.- Reproductive decisions.- Pregnancy Management in Marfan syndrome.- Irritable bowel syndrome in Marfan syndrome.- Genitourinary tract in Marfan syndrome.- Neurological disorder in Marfan syndrome.- Lifestyle Management and Effects of Aging.- Patient support.