The investigation management and long term follow up of patients with marfan syndrome is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach although many studies have been carried out into the delineation and management of marfan syndrome the trials and case series generally involve relatively few patients the largest being in the hundreds. Diagnosis marfan syndrome can be challenging for doctors to diagnose because many connective tissue disorders have similar signs and symptoms even among members of the same family the signs and symptoms of marfan syndrome vary widely both in their features and in their severity wright mj et al management of marfan syndrome and . Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of marfan syndrome 1 clinical characteristics 11 definition and prevalence marfan syndrome mfs is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder involving the cardiovascular skeletal and ocular systems the integument lungs and dura cardinal manifestations. The diagnosis of marfan syndrome relies on a set of defined clinical criteria the ghent nosology developed to facilitate accurate recognition of the syndrome and improve patient management and counselingto decrease the risk of premature or missed diagnosis an international panel of experts revised the criteria in 2010. Marfan syndrome is an inherited disease that affects the bodys connective tissue which provides the strength support and elasticity to tendons cartilage heart valves blood vessels and
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