Individuals who may have dolichostenomelia should be tested to see whether they are at risk for cardiac issues. Because this illness affects people differently, diagnosing it isn’t always straightforward.
To confirm a diagnosis of dolichostenomelia, specific symptoms and genetic factors must be present. In rare situations, a person may exhibit some symptoms but not sufficient to be diagnosed with the condition.
So, the following kind of tests may be performed:
- Physical examination
- Eye examinations
- Heart tests
- Genetic test
Not everybody who has dolichostenomelia suffers from all of the side effects. The following problems in people having this disorder should be regularly monitored by their physician:
- Heart failures, such as cardiac problems and aortic aneurysms
- Bone abnormalities, such as scoliosis (a bent spine) or a depressed or protruding breastbone
- Blurred vision or blindness that several eye diseases may cause
- Teeth that are misaligned or packed together, requiring dental treatment
- Breathing that becomes difficult due to a punctured lung
The kind of therapy is determined by which body sections are impacted. Aortic aneurysms may be effectively treated alone or with medication and surgery. Lowering blood pressure with medication may help prevent an aneurysm from fracturing and trigger aortic dissection.