Cardiology in the Young

Brief Report

A case of neonatal Marfan syndrome with good late follow-up: is it possible to avoid an early unfavourable outcome?

Sérgio L. S. Brito-Filhoa1, Victor Oportoa1, Orlando Camposa1 c1, Ana B. Álvaresa1 and Antonio C. Carvalhoa1

a1 Echocardiography Laboratory, Marfan Syndrome Multidisciplinary Group, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of Sao Paulo – UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

We report a case of a child with neonatal Marfan syndrome who was submitted for clinical and surgical treatment with good late outcome 9 years after the first cardiac operation.

(Received April 16 2011)

(Accepted March 26 2012)

(Online publication July 20 2012)

Keywords

  • Marfan syndrome;
  • neonatal;
  • echocardiography

Correspondence

c1 Correspondence to: Dr O. Campos, MD, PhD, Cardiology, Chief Echo Lab, Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP, Rua Agnaldo Manuel dos Santos 65 ap 81, Sao Paulo, CEP 04116-250, Brazil. Tel/Fax: +55 11 55710047; E-mail: ocampos@cardiol.br