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A fatal case of dissecting aortic root aneurysm due to undiagnosed Marfan syndrome in the puerperium

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AAN Nishad ,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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R Herath,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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GRC Silva,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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R Mohommad,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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P Wijesinghe,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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S Padumadasa,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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A Premawardhena,

Professorial Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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R Premarathne

Professorial Medical Unit, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

Aortic dissection in pregnancy is a lethal cardiovascular complication in women with Marfan syndrome. The course of the treatment would be decided upon by the size of aortic root dilation. We report a case where the unawareness of the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome antenatally led to disastrous post partum consequences even after an uneventful childbirth.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v34i2.4829

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012; 34: 55-57

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v34i2.4829
How to Cite: Nishad, A. et al., (2012). A fatal case of dissecting aortic root aneurysm due to undiagnosed Marfan syndrome in the puerperium. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 34(2), pp.55–57. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v34i2.4829
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Published on 26 Oct 2012.
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