ABSTRACT: Female phenotype, sexual infantilism, small stature and stigmatization are typical for patients with Turner's syndrome (TS). The most frequent cardiovascular manifestations in these patients are a bicuspidal aortal valve and coarctation of the aorta. In 5% patients dilatation of the aorta is found which can develop into a dissecting aneurysm. In the submitted case-history the authors describe a 34-year-old patient where the diagnosis of TS was proved only in adult age at the time when a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta was detected. The submitted case-history supports the recommendation of regular echocardiographic check-up examinations of patients with TS.
Vnitr̆ní lékar̆ství 02/2000; 46(1):34-6.