3.8 of 50 Ratings
Which of the following clinical or radiographic manifestations (Figures A-E) is most consistently linked with a mutation in the FBN1 gene?
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All of the following are associated with Marfan's Syndrome EXCEPT?
Inferior lens dislocation
All of the following are true regarding treatment of scoliosis in patients with Marfan's syndrome EXCEPT?
Bracing is often effective if started early enough
The cardiopulmonary condition of patients with Marfan syndrome should be evaluated and planned for before surgery
Preoperative computed tomograph should be performed to assess bony adequacy for fixation
Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging should be performed to evaluate for dural ectasia
There is an increased rate of pseudarthrosis post-operatively compared to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder which results from a defective gene encoding for:
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 (FGFR3)
Collagen type 1
Collagen type 2