Transthoracic Echocardiogram Demonstrating Giant Aortic Root Aneurysm in Marfan’s Syndrome


Video Supplement to “Giant Aortic Root Aneurysm in Marfan’s Syndrome,” by Bhasin, et al. (March Clinical Images).

A 25-year-old man complained of exertional palpitations and dyspnea. He had skeletal features suggestive of Marfan’s syndrome. Examination revealed a wide pulse pressure, cardiomegaly, and early diastolic murmur of aortic regurgitation. The following echocardiogram was peculiar in showing a massively dilated aortic root, apparently compressing the surrounding cardiac structures.

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