TY - JOUR. T1 - Histopathologic findings in ascending aortas from individuals with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS). AU - Maleszewski, Joseph J.. AU - Miller, Dylan V.. AU - Lu, Jie. AU - Dietz, Harry C.. AU - Halushka, Marc K.. PY - 2009/2/1. Y1 - 2009/2/1. N2 - Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder resulting from genetic mutations in the transforming growth factor β receptors 1 and 2 (TGFBR1 and TGFBR2). The syndrome is characterized phenotypically by hypertelorism, bifid uvula, and/or cleft palate, and arterial tortuosity with aneurysms and dissections. LDS has a much more rapid clinical course than Marfan syndrome (MFS) and thus those diagnosed with LDS are currently being recommended for prophylactic aortic root replacement at younger ages and with smaller aortic dimensions. Aortic root tissue obtained at surgery was compared between 15 patients carrying a diagnosis of LDS, 11 patients with MFS and 11 control aortas to evaluate the range of ...
The Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms & Dissections, and Related Disorders NGS Panel is designed to be a cost effective method for detecting mutations in genes causing aneurysms of the aorta and its major branches. Mutations in the genes on this panel cause numerous disorders with variable but often overlapping phenotypes that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with aneurysms. In many instances, different mutations within any gene have been reported to result in variable phenotypes. The genes constituting this panel have been carefully selected so that they are truly representative of those associated with aneurysms of the major vessels. The Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms & dissections, and related disorders NGS panel consists of twenty-eight genes: ACTA2, BGN, CBS, COL3A1, COL5A1, COL5A2, FBN1, FBN2, FLNA, FOXE3, LOX, LTPB3, MAT2A, MFAP5, MED12, MYH11, MYLK, NOTCH1, PRKG1, ...
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a recently-discovered autosomal dominant genetic syndrome which has many features similar to Marfan syndrome, but which is caused by mutations in the genes encoding transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGFBR1) or 2 (TGFBR2). It was identified and characterized by American physician Harry C. Dietz and Belgian physician Bart L. Loeys, for whom it is named. From: Wikipedia: Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant genetic connective tissue disorder. It has features similar to Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The disorder is marked by aneurysms in the aorta, often in children, and the aorta may also undergo sudden dissection in the weakened layers of the wall of aorta. Aneurysms and dissections also can occur in arteries other than the aorta. Because aneurysms in children tend to rupture early, children are at greater risk for dying if the syndrome is not identified. Surgery to repair aortic aneurysms is essential for treatment. There are four types of the syndrome, labelled types I through IV, which are distinguished by their genetic cause. Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, and Type 4 are caused by mutations in TGFBR1, TGFBR2, SMAD3, and TGFB2 respectively. These four genes encoding transforming growth factors play a role in cell signaling that promotes growth and development of the bodys tissues. Mutations of these genes cause production of proteins ...
Supplementary test information for Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (TGFBR1 and TGFBR2) such as test interpretation, additional tests to consider, and other technical data.
We report on a 2-year-old Polish girl with typical manifestations of Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), a rare genetic condition belonging to the group of Marfan-related disorders. The characteristic LDS symptoms observed in the girl included craniofacial dysmorphism (craniosynostosis, cleft palate, hypertelorism), arachnodactyly, camptodactyly, scoliosis, joint laxity, talipes equinovarus, translucent and hyperelastic skin, and umbilical hernia. Mild dilatation of the ascending aorta and tortuous course of the left internal carotid artery were recognized during her second year of life. Molecular genetic testing revealed a heterozygous missense mutation (c.1582C,T, p.R528C) in the transforming growth factor beta receptor II gene (TGFBR2). This mutation has been previously associated with LDS in 5 unrelated cases, and was never reported in patients with other Marfan-related disorders. Comparison of the phenotypes of our patient and these 5 individuals with c.1582C,T showed that only the hallmark triad ...
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a genetic disorder of the bodys connective tissue. It has some features in common with Marfan syndrome, but it also has some important
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What is an echocardiogram?. For this medical exam, a medical imaging technologist places a small probe, similar to a microphone, on the patients thorax. This device produces ultrasounds, which help to assess the function of the heart, its cavities, and its valves, as well as of the pericardium (the envelope around the heart). This exam is not painful, lasts no longer than an hour, and does not require any preparations.. It is recommended that Loeys-Dietz patients undergo an transthoracic echocardiography at a frequency determined by their medical team.. ...
An autosomal dominant aneurysm with multisystem abnormalities caused by increased TGF-BETA signaling due to mutations in type I or II of TGF-BETA RECEPTOR. Additional craniofacial features include CLEFT PALATE; CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS; HYPERTELORISM; or bifid uvula. Phenotypes closely resemble MARFAN SYNDROME; Marfanoid craniosynostosis syndrome (Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome); and EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME ...
Identification of these connective tissue disorder patients during initial evaluation is key to devising treatment strategies that mitigate acute presentations, reduce future events in contiguous aortic segments, and avoid the need for secondary intervention. Medium-sized arteries (usually the branches of aorta) are more commonly affected in Vascular Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and uniquely in the cervical arteries of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, versus the large vessel aortopathy of Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, and familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Vascular Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patients with acute presentations are among the most difficult to manage, and percutaneous endovascular embolisation is our preferred management technique. Open surgical reconstructions and large diameter sheath insertions are at best difficult and hazardous, leading to great anxiety concerning vascular isolation, dissection, and clamping. If confronted with vascular disintegration, proximal ...
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain a familial disease that caused the bizarre appearance of the royalty, including Marfan syndrome, Wilson-Turner X-linked mental retardation syndrome, Fröhlich syndrome (adiposogenital dystrophy), Klinefelter syndrome, androgen insensitivity syndrome,1 myotonic dystrophy,2 and aromatase excess syndrome in conjunction with sagittal craniosynostosis syndrome, or Antley-Bixler syndrome.3 Hawass and co-workers published results of their molecular genetic studies on mummified remains of the royal family of the 18th dynasty to determine any pathologies and familial disease that might have afflicted them.4 Tests showed no sign of craniosynostoses and Antley-Bixler or Marfan syndrome, and could find no evidence of gynaecomastia because the anterior chest wall of the mummies was not available. Therefore, the presence or absence of gynaecomastia is not clear. The feminised appearance of Akhenaten was excluded by the pelvic bone shape. The study group also ...
Clinical presentation The first patient was an asymptomatic 45-year-old woman with LDS and two incidentally discovered, unruptured wide necked aneurysms (6×5 mm and 4×2 mm) arising from the ophthalmic segment of the left internal carotid artery. Both aneurysms were successfully embolized via Neuroform stent assisted coiling. The second patient was an asymptomatic middle 40s woman with LDS found to have an unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm (7×4 mm) as well as two ophthalmic segment aneurysms (2.5×3.7 mm and 2.9×3.5 mm). All three aneurysms were successfully embolized via Neuroform stent assisted coiling in two staged procedures. There were no periprocedural complications in either patient. Long term follow-up imaging demonstrated durable embolization in all aneurysms in both patients.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Medical record and imaging evaluation to identify arterial tortuosity phenotype in populations at risk for intracranial aneurysms.. AU - Diedrich, Karl T.. AU - Roberts, John A.. AU - Schmidt, Richard H.. AU - Albright, Lisa A.Cannon. AU - Yetman, Anji T.. AU - Parker, Dennis L.. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. N2 - High arterial tortuosity may signify early arterial pathology which may precede development of intracranial aneurysms. We measured arterial tortuosity of intracranial vessels and reviewed the medical records of three groups of patients: with intracranial aneurysms, without aneurysms but at increased clinical risk, and controls without aneurysms or associated risk factors. There was significant but inconsistent evidence of increased arterial tortuosity in aneurysm cases and high-risk cases across different arteries. Medical records review identified that a subset of aneurysm cases carried a diagnosis of Loeys-Dietz syndrome that is often misdiagnosed as Marfan syndrome. We found ...
Methods and results Using gene panel sequencing, we identified a SMAD2 nonsense variant and four SMAD2 missense variants, all affecting highly conserved amino acids in the MH2 domain. The premature stop codon (c.612dup; p.(Asn205*)) was identified in a marfanoid patient with aortic root dilatation and in his affected father. A p.(Asn318Lys) missense variant was found in a Marfan syndrome (MFS)-like case who presented with aortic root aneurysm and in her affected daughter with marfanoid features and mild aortic dilatation. In a man clinically diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) that presents with aortic root dilatation and marked tortuosity of the neck vessels, another missense variant, p.(Ser397Tyr), was identified. This variant was also found in his affected daughter with hypertelorism and arterial tortuosity, as well as his affected mother. The third missense variant, p.(Asn361Thr), was discovered in a man presenting with coronary artery dissection. Variant genotyping in three unaffected ...
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common (0.5-2.0% of general population) congenital heart defect with increased prevalence of aortic dilatation and dissection. BAV has an autosomal dominant inheritance with reduced penetrance and variable expressivity. BAV has been described as an isolated trait or associated with syndromic conditions [e.g., Marfan Marfan syndrome or Loeys-Dietz syndrome (MFS, LDS)]. Identification of a syndromic condition in a BAV patient is clinically relevant to personalize aortic surgery indication. A 4-fold increase in BAV prevalence in a large cohort of unrelated MFS patients with respect to general population was reported, as well as in LDS patients (8-fold). It is also known that BAV is more frequent in patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) related to mutations in ACTA2, FBN1, and TGFBR2 genes. Moreover, in 8 patients with BAV and thoracic aortic dilation, not fulfilling the clinical criteria for MFS, FBN1 mutations in 2/8 patients were identified suggesting that ...
Examination of the hand and fingers can be helpful in screening a patient for Marfan Syndrome or a related connective tissue disorder such as Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
A number of autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, such as Marfan syndrome (MFS) and Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), are associated with predisposition to thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAADs). In the majority of cases, mutations in genes encoding components of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway, such as FBN1, TGFBR1, TGFBR2 and SMAD3, underlie the disease. Recently, a familial syndromic form of TAAD with other clinical features that overlap the MFS-LDS spectrum has been described to be caused by heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in TGFB2, encoding the TGF-β2 ligand of TGF-β serine/threonine kinase receptors (TGFBRs). We analyzed the TGFB2 gene by sequencing in a cohort of 88 individuals with a Marfan-like phenotype and/or TAAD, who did not have mutations in known genes causing thoracic aortic disease. We identified the novel heterozygous c.1165dupA mutation in exon 7 of TGFB2 in three members of a family, a 51-year-old male, his brother and nephew with
There are many genetic syndromes associated with the aortic aneurysmal disease which include Marfan syndrome (MFS), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD), bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV), and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). In the absence of familial history and other clinical findings, the proportion of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections resulting from a genetic predisposition is still unknown. In this study, we propose the review of the current genetic knowledge in the aortic disease, observing, in the results that the causative genes and molecular pathways involved in the pathophysiology of aortic aneurysm disease remain undiscovered and continue to be an area of intensive research.
Heritable connective tissue diseases comprise a heterogeneous group of multisystemic disorders that are characterized by significant morbidity and mortality. These disorders do not merely result from defects in the amount or structure of one of the components of the extracellular matrix, as the extracellular matrix also serves other functions, including sequestration of cytokines, such as transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ). Indeed, disturbed TGFβ signaling was demonstrated in several heritable connective tissue diseases, including syndromic forms such as Marfan or Loeys-Dietz syndrome and non-syndromic presentations of thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection. Because of these findings, new therapeutic targets have been unveiled, leading to the initiation of large clinical trials with angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonists that also have an inhibiting effect on TGFβ signaling. Here, we present an overview of the clinical characteristics, the molecular findings, and the therapeutic ...
Many publications deal with the natural history of aortic aneurysms in literature. Except for connective tissue disorders as Marfan or Loeys-Dietz syndrome, aortic aneurysms are a complex multifactorial disease with genetic and environmental risk factors. Susceptibility loci identified in thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) do not overlap, suggesting that different genetic risk factors contribute to these two forms of aneuryms. With a higher prevalence correlated to ageing (5%), AAA is usually presented as the degenerative form of the disease. However, a recent epidemiologic study by Olsson et al. has revealed an increasing incidence of thoracic aortic disease among older individuals (70+/-12 years) with 60% of aneurysmal rupture or dissection at diagnosis, and a 1.7 :1 male-to-female ratio compared to 6:1 in AAA. From this current knowledge arises the concept of diffuse or plurisegmental degenerative aneurysmal aortic disease, poorly explored so far. As regards ...
They help sort the forest from the trees, researchers say. Timely and early diagnosis of both genetic disorders can mean the difference between life and death, but some of the most common physical features are also found in people with neither of the syndromes, which can cause confusion.. Published as two separate studies in the August issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the two lists enumerate physical features that in certain combinations are highly suggestive of either Marfan or Loeys-Dietz syndromes, connective tissue disorders similar in presentation but caused by different genetic glitches. Many of the signal features of these disorders involve the face, skull, joints and spine, making them easy to spot during a physical exam, but not always easy to sort out.. The beauty of our lists is that they require no fancy imaging tests and most of the signs are right there for the pediatricians and the orthopedic surgeons to see, says co-investigator Paul Sponseller, M.D. M.B.A., ...
Previous genetic studies of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms have identified mutations in several genes involvedin some way with transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling: FBN1 (encoding fibrillin-1, causing Marfan syndrome), TGFBR1 and TGFBR2 (encoding transforming growth factor-β receptors I and II, causing Loeys-Dietz syndrome), and SMAD3 (encoding Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3, causing aneurysms-osteoarthritis syndrome). Two groups (Boileau et al, Lindsay et al) sought to identify additional genes responsible for familial thoracic aortic aneurysms. They also sought to explain an apparent paradox: mutations in the aforementioned genes that would be predicted to result in reduced activity of the TGF-β pathwayappear to cause vasculopathy via increased TGF-β signaling.. ...
For patients with Marfan or Loeys-Dietz syndrome who are at risk of rupture of the aorta, the standard of care has been surgery to replace both the root and the valve of the aorta with a mechanical or biological prosthesis. While the root replacement holds up over time, prosthetic valves have substantial implications for the growing child.. If youre 55 and you have an aneurysm, and your valve is not perfect, you can get a bioprosthesis and chances are it will be OK until youre 75, says pediatric cardiac surgeon Luca Vricella. But if youre 15, that valve will become bad within the next 10 years, and youll have to have another surgery.. With the mechanical valve option, adds Vricella, patients have to be on life-long blood thinners, which increases their risk of stroke or bleeding. To get around these risks, Vricella offers young patients a valve-sparing approach, in which he replaces the aortic root and then reimplants the patients existing valve, reducing the need for valve replacement ...
The Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS) spectrum disorders share a predisposition for widespread and aggressive vascular lesions (tortuosity and aneurysms) in association with primary heterozygous mutations in genes encoding critical TGF. signaling effectors (TGFBR1, TGFBR2, SMAD3 and TGFB2). Many studies document that the C57BL/6J (B6) background exacerbates TGF. deficiency phenotypes when compared to 129SvE (SV129), but the source of modification is unknown. While postnatal aneurysm progression is blunted upon crossing LDS mutations onto B6, LDS mice show near-complete penetrance of perinatal death due to truncus arteriosus (TA), a congenital heart defect that has been associated with loss of TGF. signaling in the neural crest, once the B6 contribution becomes substantial. This discrete readout in LDS was utilized to map the relevant modifier alleles. Pure SV129 Tgfbr2G357W/+ mice were bred to F2 WT mice with extensive recombination between B6 and SV129 chromosomes and E17.5 fetuses were phenotyped for ...
Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) predispose individuals to life threatening aortic complications, including aortic dissection and rupture. The treatment of complications arising from TAAs is complex, with high rates of morbidity, mortality, and surgical procedures. TAAs are associated with loss of vascular smooth muscle cells and degeneration of extracellular matrix in the aortic wall. This degeneration may be caused by hypertension and inflammation, particularly in elderly individuals. Genetic mutations are the main cause of TAAs in many young or middle-aged individuals. Genetic disorders, such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, have a high risk for TAA, and up to 20% of individuals with TAAs or dissection have a family history of TAAs without being affected by a known syndrome or known genetic mutation. While diagnostic and treatment advances have dramatically improved care for patients with genetically induced TAAs, many questions remain about how ...
Introduction: Current guidelines recommend patients with thoracic aortic disease (TAD) including inherited aortopathies to avoid heavy exercise. However, evidence supporting the negative advice on exercise is scarce. We aimed to provide an up-to-date systematic review of the available evidence on risks and benefits of exercise and sports participation in TAD patients. Areas covered: A systematic search was performed in Medline, Embase and Web of Science: thoracic aortic aneurysm or thoracic aortic dissection or inheritable aortopathies including Marfan Syndrome (MFS), Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and sports, exercise or athletes. The resulting 1,652 manuscripts were reviewed by two independent observers. Eventually, 26 studies and 12 case-reports were included, reporting on thoracic aortic dimensions in athletes, exercise related acute aortic dissections, and exercise in BAV and MFS patients. Expert opinion: Blood pressure elevation ...
The authors concluded that endovascular technology could be helpful in treating selected young patients with genetically triggered thoracic aortic disease. However, we should be caution evaluating results of this mid-term follow-up study. Most aortic surgeons support the idea of endovascular therapy of genetically triggered aortic disease, but only in case of already prosthetic replaced aortic segments corresponding to proximal and distal landing zones. Endovascular treatment of the native aorta in Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome patients is not recommended due to high-risk of later endoleaks type I. Further research and long-term follow-up studies are necessary to identify patients with genetically triggered thoracic aortic disease who benefit from endovascular aortic repair and delineate contraindication for endovascular approach.. ...
My clinical interests in adult cardiac surgery include surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, open and endovascular thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair, heart valve surgery, high-risk reoperation surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and percutaneous valve treatment. I believe in a patient centered approach by combining the traditional open cardiac and vascular surgery with the cutting edge catheter-based interventions and endovascular surgery to provide the best outcomes for my patients. Some of the areas of my clinical interest are coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic and mitral valve repair, arrhythmias surgery, hybrid aortic repair and heart transplantation. I treat the patients with bicuspid aortic valve and other connective-tissue disorders such as Marfan, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Ehlers-Dalos syndromes ...
Baban A, Magliozzi M, Loeys B, Adorisio R, Alesi V, Secinaro A, Corica B, Vricella L, Dietz HC, Drago F, Novelli A, Amodeo A. First evidence of maternally inherited mosaicism in TGFBR1 and subtle primary myocardial changes in Loeys-Dietz syndrome: a case report. BMC Med Genet. 2018 09 15; 19(1):170 ...
Mutations in TGFBRI, encoding the receptor for TGFβ, cause Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), a Mendelian disorder associated with an increased risk of developing nearly all forms of allergic disease, including food allergy. To better understand the mechanisms responsible for this association, knock-in mice harboring LDS mutations have been developed, which recapitulate nearly all aspects of the human phenotype. Mast cells are the main effector cells of allergic disease and several studies have identified TGFβ as a critical mediator of mast cell development and function. We hypothesized that LDS mast cells are altered in a manner that would promote greater susceptibility to allergic outcomes. To address this possibility, in vitro assays were performed with peritoneal mast cells (pMCs) cultured in IL-3 and stem cell factor and stimulated with IL-33, TGFβ, or IgE crosslinking agents. LDS pMCs expressed higher levels of ST2, the receptor for IL-33, and greater secretion of IL-9 following IL-33 ...
Department page: Cardiology. Secretary: Donna Worman. Speciality: Cardiology (Adult). Sub-speciality : Grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH/ACHD) Aortopathies (Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz etc) Maternal cardiology.. Special clinical interests : grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH/ACHD), valvular heart disease. Research interests : Congenital heart disease in adults. Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Fellow Royal College Physicians, Fellow European Society of Cardiology, British Cardiac Society, British Congenital Cardiac Association, British heart valve society; Past Trustee GUCH patients association, past Chairman of Medical Committee GUCH PA; Medical Advisor to Marfan patients association; Trustee Norfolk Heart Trust, DVLA DfT cardiovascular committee.. GMC Number: 2498500. Professional profile: Dr Freeman trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School and did her postgraduate training in London at University College Hospital, ...
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Aims Transforming growth aspect- (TGF-) signaling is crucial for the differentiation of even muscles cells (SMCs) into quiescent cells expressing a complete repertoire of contractile proteins. contraction to modify pulse bloodstream and pressure stream. Even muscles cellular material within the arteries and aorta are quiescent, fully differentiated cellular material that harbour a distinctive repertoire of contractile proteins necessary for the cellular material function. Unlike differentiated skeletal and cardiac muscles cellular material terminally, buy Prednisolone acetate SMCs preserve phenotypic plasticity and will de-differentiate into proliferating and artificial cellular material not really expressing contractile protein in response to vascular damage or environmental cues.1 TGF- induces the differentiation of SMCs both in advancement and with phenotypic switching.2 Mouse versions deficient in TGF-1, or its receptors (and also have been identified in sufferers with Loeys-Dietz symptoms ...
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To identify the molecular basis for her syndromic presentation, the patient was originally ascertained as part of an international effort to identify gene(s) for Dubowitz syndrome (OMIM 223370) through the FORGE (Finding of Rare Disease Genes) Canada consortium. Dubowitz syndrome is a disorder characterized by microcephaly, cognitive and growth delay, and increased risk of malignancy and immunodeficiency, and is suspected to be genetically heterogeneous. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed on the patients genomic DNA as part of this analysis. Sequencing results revealed biallelic compound heterozygous variants in the BRCA1 gene. A 4-bp deletion at the beginning of exon 10 (NM_007294:c.594_597del) was found on one of the alleles, which predicts a truncated protein with the N-terminal 198 amino acids of BRCA1 followed by an out-of-frame stretch of 35 amino acids within exon 11 not related to the canonical BRCA1 protein (p.Ser198Argfs*35). The second allele showed a point mutation in exon ...
Hypertelorism is an abnormally increased distance between two organs or bodily parts, usually referring to an increased distance between the orbits (eyes), or orbital hypertelorism. In this condition the distance between the inner eye corners as well as the distance between the pupils is greater than normal. Hypertelorism should not be confused with telecanthus, in which the distance between the inner eye corners is increased but that of the outer eye corners remains unchanged. Therefore the distance between the pupils is normal. Hypertelorism is a symptom in a variety of syndromes, including Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), 1q21.1 duplication syndrome, basal cell nevus syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Hypertelorism can also be seen in Apert syndrome, craniofrontonasal dysplasia, Noonan syndrome, neurofibromatosis, LEOPARD syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, Andersen-Tawil syndrome, Waardenburg syndrome and cri du chat syndrome, along with piebaldism, ...
A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvula.
1. Name of the Disease (Synonyms): Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic (AAT); aneurysm, thoracic aortic; aortic dissection, familial; thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection, familial; Alport syndrome, X-linked (ATS); aortic valve disease 1 (AOVD1); bicuspid aortic valve; arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS); contractural arachnodactyly, congenital, Beals syndrome (CCA); cutis laxa, autosomal dominant 1 (ADCL1); cutis laxa, autosomal recessive, type 1B (ARCL1B); Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, classical type/type I (EDS I); Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, classical type/type II (EDS II); Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, vascular type/type IV (EDS IV); Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, kyphoskoliotic type/type VI (EDS VI); Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, arthrochalasic type/type VIIA (EDS VIIA); familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection; Furlong syndrome (FS); heterotopia, periventricular, Ehlers-Danlos variant (PVNH4); juvenile polyposis/hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia syndrome (JPHT); Loeys-Dietz
Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that affects many parts of the body. People who have this syndrome have a combination of unique facial features and skeletal and neurological abnormalities.What causes Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome?Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is often caused by defects (mutations) in the SKI gene. This gene provides instructions for making a protein that controls the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway. The TGF-β signaling pathway regulates many processes, including:
Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that affects many parts of the body. People who have this syndrome have a combination of unique facial features and skeletal and neurological abnormalities.What causes Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome?Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is often caused by defects (mutations) in the SKI gene. This gene provides instructions for making a protein that controls the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway. The TGF-β signaling pathway regulates many processes, including:
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Tortuosity of an artery can disturb fluid mechanics and cause flow separation, which might in turn promote atherogenesis. This study discusses theoretically several quantitative measures of arterial tortuosity and curvature in two dimensions and tests them with computations from digitized femoral arteriograms. When reproducibility, sensitivity to scaling and computational procedure, and agreement between the measures were all taken into account, the total curvature and distance factor were considered the most suitable measures. Significant correlations were found between tortuosity and atherosclerosis measures, but the interpretation of this finding is not straightforward.. ...
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Shprintzen-Goldberg craniosynostosis syndromeDefinitionShprintzen-Goldberg craniosynostosis syndrome (SGS) is a disorder of the connective tissue, featuring craniosynostosis and marfanoid body type. Source for information on Shprintzen-Goldberg craniosynostosis syndrome: Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders dictionary.
Thirty minutes later, Austin, Jessica and I leave the ENTs office in shock. No its not life threatening, leukemia or his heart... but it explains a lot and it shouldnt have been missed. The reason his nose is running is because he has reflux, there is a HOLE in the back of his throat where his soft palate is supposed to be and his the contents of his stomach is refluxing up into his nose. He isnt talking because, basically the palate is what helps you make sounds... and his isnt working. The bifid uvula.. is that punching bag that hangs down in the back of your throat. Austins is split in two. How did they all miss THAT for nearly five years ...
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I have one too! It looks like a smaller uvula next to the actual one? Mine can move around. Its on the right side of my uvula. Just hangs and moves
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I was wondering if anyone could comment on this, I noticed today that I have a massive (I mean huge!) uvula that hangs low on the bottom of my throat...
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If you open your mouth widely before the mirror, you can see a tiny part hanging at the end of your throat, which is called as uvula. It is a tiny cone shaped
What on earth is that weird, dangly thing in the back of your throat and why is it there? Hank Green of SciShow answers a viewers question and explains what your uvula is and why its there.