Acetabular protrusion in the Marfan syndrome

J. E. Kuhlman, W. W. Scott, E. K. Fishman, R. E. Pyeritz, S. S. Siegelman

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The Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissues resulting in ocular, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal deformities. The authors reviewed 22 cases of Marfan syndrome. Forty-five percent (ten of 22) of the patients had acetabular protrusion, with one-half of these being unilateral and one-half bilateral. Scoliosis was associated with acetabular protrusion in 90% of cases (nine of ten). The authors conclude that acetabular protrusion is a common skeletal finding in the Marfan syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Kuhlman, J. E., Scott, W. W., Fishman, E. K., Pyeritz, R. E., & Siegelman, S. S. (1987). Acetabular protrusion in the Marfan syndrome. RADIOLOGY, 164(2), 415-417.