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Ann Vasc Surg. 2007 Nov;21(6):816-8. Epub 2007 Aug 13.

Ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a renal transplant patient with Alport's syndrome.

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Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Alport's syndrome is a rare genetic disorder of type IV basement membrane collagen synthesis that typically presents with nephropathy, deafness, and ocular abnormalities. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the world's literature of ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in a young patient with Alport's syndrome and a renal transplant. Hypotheses on an association between collagen disease in Alport's syndrome and aortic aneurysms are discussed.

PMID:
17697765
DOI:
10.1016/j.avsg.2007.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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