Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Marfan syndrome. affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management.
Not necessarily. Most people with pectus excavatum do not have marfans syndrome but it can certainly be seen with it. If you are concerned, a rheumatologist can evaluate this for you.

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Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Yes. Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest marfan syndrome or any other problem. Read more...
Yes. Most people with sternal abnormalities (pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum) do not have marfan syndrome. There are other diagnostic features for marfan syndrome that are much more important in making the diagnosis of marfan syndrome. Read more...

15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?

Diagnosis ? Are you asking us to give you a firm diagnosis for your son's symptoms over the internet? You need to have your son be seen by your own primary care physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Also need to have your son be seen by a local dentist to evaluate any dental abnormalities. Read more...
Marfan Syndrome? Not possible to diagnose in this forum. To arrive at a diagnosis your son will need to be evaluated by both a Physician and a Dentist, have appropriate x-rays and lab tests accomplished, and previous medical records reviewed. Please see your general Physician to start the diagnostic process. Read more...

What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder. Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems.The national marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have about marfan syndrome. Go to www.Marfan.Org. Read more...

What is Marfan syndrome?

Marfans/ehler danlos. Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% of patients have no family history tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. Read more...

What causes Marfan syndrome?

Genetic mutation. Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. Read more...
Fibrillin mutation. Classic marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a mutation in the fbn1 gene which codes for fibrillin-1, a component of connective tissue. Most people with marfan syndrome have an affected parent, but about 25% of marfan syndrome is caused by a spontaneous mutation of the fbn1 gene. Read more...

What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder. Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen. Read more...

Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Yes. There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population. Read more...