Brillante, C.; Luppis, F.; Monterumisi, F.; Innao, V.
Chirurgia degli Organi di Movimento 66(1): 43-60, 1980
The most recent data on the various aspects of Marfan's sydnrome are reported, while the research on hydroxyprolinuria is taken into particular consideration. Eight patient case histories with full laboratory examinations are presented. Hydroxyprolinuria does not always appear increased and where this increase is present, it isn't proportionate to the gravity of the disease. Even though no pathognomic test of this pathological condition is available, the diagnosis of Marfan's syndrome should be made when some of the main characteristics of the disease are present in the same subject. In these circumstances the research on hydroxyprolinuria may be useful to support the diagnosis.