Utility of transesophageal echocardiography for the characterization of cardiovascular anomalies associated with Turner's syndrome

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001 Jan;14(1):60-2. doi: 10.1067/mje.2001.109197.


This case illustrates the complementary value of transesophageal echocardiography to routine transthoracic echocardiography in an asymptomatic adult patient with Turner's syndrome. The combined findings of bicuspid aortic valve, severe aortic dilation, coarctation of the aorta, and type A aortic dissection were clearly delineated by transesophageal echocardiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Coarctation / complications
  • Aortic Coarctation / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Dissection / complications
  • Aortic Dissection / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Valve / abnormalities
  • Aortic Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / congenital
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Turner Syndrome / complications*