Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections

Joseph A. Prahlow, Jeffrey J. Barnard, Dianna M. Milewicz

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Abstract

Rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysms and/or dissections is not rare, occurring in approximately 0.6% of all medicolegal autopsies. Most forensic pathologists are aware of the association between thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections and trauma, atherosclerosis, inflammation and Marfan syndrome. In this report, we discuss a familial form of thoracic aortic dilatation and/or dissection that is distinct from Marfan syndrome. In addition, we review the topic of thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection and encourage family notification by forensic pathologists when familial forms of aortic disease are suspected at autopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1244-1249
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1998

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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
trauma
Dissection
Disease
Marfan Syndrome
Autopsy
Aortic Diseases
Rupture
Dilatation
Atherosclerosis
Thorax
Inflammation
Familial Thoracic 1 Aortic Aneurysm
Wounds and Injuries
Pathologists

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Autosomal dominant
  • Dissection
  • Familial
  • Forensic pathology
  • Forensic science
  • Marfan syndrome

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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Prahlow, J. A., Barnard, J. J., & Milewicz, D. M. (1998). Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 43(6), 1244-1249.

Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. / Prahlow, Joseph A.; Barnard, Jeffrey J.; Milewicz, Dianna M.

In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 43, No. 6, 11.1998, p. 1244-1249.

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Prahlow, JA, Barnard, JJ & Milewicz, DM 1998, 'Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 1244-1249.
Prahlow, Joseph A. ; Barnard, Jeffrey J. ; Milewicz, Dianna M. / Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. In: Journal of Forensic Sciences. 1998 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 1244-1249.
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