In contrast with adults, thoracic aortic aneurysms in children are usually associated with connective tissue defect syndromes. As such, there are phenotypic clues to identify patients at risk. Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and bicuspid aortic valve syndrome account for the majority of these aneurysms. Indications for surgery as well as surgical options differ according to diagnosis and are reviewed herein.
- bicuspid aortic valve
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine