Marfan Syndrome (MFS) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Prashanth Inna, MBBS, MS, DNB; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the pathophysiology of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the incidence of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the prognosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Presentation

How is Marfan syndrome (MFS) diagnosed?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are the Ghent criteria for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are skeletal system criteria for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are the ocular system criterion for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are the cardiovascular system criteria for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are the pulmonary system criteria for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the skin and integument criterion for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are the family history criterion for diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are requirements for a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Which criteria must be met for a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Workup

What is the role of molecular genetic testing assist in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of standard radiography in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

How is aortic root enlargement identified during the workup for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Which equation is used to determine aortic root dimensions in the evaluation of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Which cardiovascular abnormalities are evaluated during the workup for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

How is the ocular system assessed during the workup for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the focus of medical therapy for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

How is scoliosis treated in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What is the role of surgery in the management of Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of scoliosis in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS)?

What are complication of surgical therapy for Marfan syndrome (MFS)?