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Ruptured thoracic aneurysm in a 10 year old boy
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    Re. Ruptured thoracic aneurysm in a 10 year old boy

    Dear Editor

    Non-inflammatory and non-traumatic aneurysms in children in the first decade of life are most infrequent and it was therefore important that connective tissue disorders, congenital heart disease and hypertension were excluded in the case reported by Noordzij et al.[1] For these images in cardiology to be of educational value, it is important that all essential features should be considered. A...

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    Aortic aneurysm in children

    Dear Editor

    Aortic aneurysms in children are occurring extremely infrequently. Most wellknown is maybe the annulo-aortic ectasia, often associated with Marfan's Syndrome. In the described patient Marfan's syndrome or other associated connective tissue disorders have been excluded. Genetic investigation of the patient have not been indicative of eventual yet unrecognized connective tissue disorders.


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