[A dissecting aortic aneurysm in a female patient with Turner syndrome]

Vnitr Lek. 2000 Jan;46(1):34-6.
[Article in Czech]


Female phenotype, sexual infantilism, small stature and stigmatization are typical for patients with Turner's syndrome (TS). The most frequent cardiovascular manifestations in these patients are a bicuspidal aortal valve and coarctation of the aorta. In 5% patients dilatation of the aorta is found which can develop into a dissecting aneurysm. In the submitted case-history the authors describe a 34-year-old patient where the diagnosis of TS was proved only in adult age at the time when a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta was detected. The submitted case-history supports the recommendation of regular echocardiographic check-up examinations of patients with TS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Dissection / complications*
  • Aortic Dissection / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Turner Syndrome / complications*
  • Ultrasonography