Fetal marfan syndrome: Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis with pathological confirmation of skeletal and aortic lesions

Mordecai Koenigsberg, Stephen Factor, Sangho Cho, Ahvie Herskowitz, Harold Nitowsky, Rachel Morecki

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Sonography was performed during the second trimester in two pregnancies at risk for the Marfan syndrome. In one, the limbs were significantly longer than expected (p < 0·0025) and a diagnosis of the Marfan syndrome was established. Pathological examination of the fetus after pregnancy interruption showed typical foci of cystic medial necrosis in the ascending aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981



  • Fetal Marfan
  • Marfan, fetus
  • Ultrasound Marfan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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