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how effective is a vitrectomy for treating marfan syndrome?

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Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Effective: I have attached a study that looked at the success of vitrectomy surgery in people with Marfan's and it had 45 patients with 53 surgeries and listed successful reattachment 86% of the time http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12172108

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can marfan's effect a child's learning ability and give them symptoms of adhd?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not usually: Either the adhd or learning is comorbid (present, but unassociated), or the person has a condition mimicking marfan's such as homocysteinuria.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Which symptoms of Marfan syndrome can be treated with cannabis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not needed: Cannabis or marijuana is not needed in the treatment of Marfan syndrome.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe not: A Marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a Marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can a 16-year-old with severe untreated marfan's die from exercising too much?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe: A severe, untreated Marfan syndrome patient doing continuous, vigorous exercise can put a lot of stress on his heart, heart valves, aorta, etc... The increased pumping demands could lead to failure of a valve, heart failure, rupture of his aorta, etc...
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can a 16-year-old with severe untreated marfan's die due to too much exercise?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which weakens the wall of the aorta. This most commonly leads to a tear in the aorta or an aortic dissection. This can also lead to an aortic aneurysm. If you know you have marfan's you should be evaluated with a ct angiogram by a cardiac surgeon to determine if exercise is safe.

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