Total Aortic Replacement in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

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Abstract

Loeys-Dietz syndrome presents early in life with rapidly progressive aortic aneurysmal disease, hypertelorism, and bifid uvula/cleft palate. Genetic testing reveals transforming growth factor-β 1 and 2 mutations. Patients require monitoring for progressive aneurysmal disease, and may need total aortic replacement. Two patients are presented who typify these concepts.

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