Clinical Significance/Associated Anomalies ( Marfan Syndrome)

12.1-year-old girl with funnel chest, asthenic constitution and arachnodactylia. Marfan syndrome is clinically diagnosed by a combination of main and additional pathologies among the following four groups: - constitution and skeletal anomalies; - eye pathologies; - cardiovascular lesions; - familiality. In the presented girl the combination of a funnel chest (skeletal anomaly) with the visible asthenic constitution and the arachnodactylia must in any case raise the suspicion of Marfan syndrome (Carrel T et al: Schweiz Med Forum 46:1096,2003).