Know the Signs, Fight for Victory

Nervous System in Marfan Syndrome

The nervous system—the brain and spinal column—are surrounded by fluid contained in a membrane called the dura, which is primarily made up of connective tissue. The enlargement of this membrane (and sometimes the presence of cysts) is referred to as dural ectasia. Dural ectasia is present in more than 60 percent of people who have Marfan syndrome. Making the diagnosis of dural ectasia may be important to meeting diagnostic criteria for Marfan syndrome.

  • What are the symptoms of dural ectasia in people with Marfan syndrome?
  • How is dural ectasia treated in people with Marfan syndrome?

Find these answers and more in the “Nervous System in Marfan syndrome” download.

Share to