Marfan Syndrome Center

Marfan syndrome is hereditary (genetic) condition affecting connective tissue. A person with Marfan syndrome may exhibit the following symptoms and characteristics:

  • Dislocation of one or both lenses of the eye
  • A protruding or indented breastbone
  • Scoliosis
  • Flat feet
  • Aortic dilatation
  • Dural ectasia (a problem with the sac surrounding the spinal cord)
  • Stretch marks
  • Hernia
  • Collapsed lung

Though there is no cure for Marfan syndrome, there are treatments that can minimize and sometimes prevent some complications.

Read more: Marfan Syndrome Article


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