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Loeys-Dietz syndrome is an inherited genetic syndrome characterized by aortic aneurysms in children. Children with Loeys-Dietz syndrome are at a greater risk of dying from aortic aneurysms, because the aneurysms are prone to rupture at a smaller size than other aneurysms. Physical characteristics of the syndrome include

  • early fusion of the skull bones,
  • widely spaced eyes, and
  • split uvula or cleft palate.
Treatment includes surgical repair fo the aneurysms.

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