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At autopsy, the heart of a 30-year-old man weighs 550 g. The left ventricle is dilated and hypertrophied. The aortic root is markedly dilated, and the aortic valve cusps are intact. The external iliac arteries contain irregular, focal cystic areas within the media with pools of mucopolysaccharide and fraying fragmentation of the elastica. Which of the following
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(A) Ankylosing spondylitis
(B) Cardiovascular syphilis
(C) Marfan syndrome
(D) Osteogenesis imperfecta, type II (recessive)
(E) Systemic lupus erythematosus
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i think i shall go with marfans, c
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C. Marfans syndrome
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(C) Marfan syndrome
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isnt this question from Free 150 ?
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Marfans syndrome
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Whats the answer!!!!!!!
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It's CMD... cystic medial degeneration, one of the risk factors for which is Marfan's syndrome. In CMD, there is "elastic tissue fragmentation, matrix-material collects in areas of fragmentation in the tunica media." - Goljan Path.
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marfans syndrome....
sry for postin ans late.. i m busy wid ma final rev. exams on 26th..
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