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Williams-Beuren Syndrome: Computed Tomography Imaging Review

Williams-Beuren Syndrome: Computed Tomography Imaging Review
Karuna M. Das,Tarek S. Momenah,Sven G. Larsson,Shehla Jadoon,
Abdullah S. Aldosary,Edward Y. Lee

Abstract

Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) affects young infants and children. The underlying etiopathogenesis of this rare disease is due to the mutation of the elastin gene that is responsible for the elasticity of the arterial wall. As a result of inadequate elastin production, the major systemic arteries become abnormally rigid and can be manifested by an impediment to the blood flow.

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