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annuloaortic ectasia


Definition: supravalvular dilation of the aorta involving both its wall and the valve ring, which, however, remains of smaller diameter than the more distal ectatic wall; many cases are related to Marfan syndrome.

Synonym(s): aortoannular ectasia

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