Intestinal perforation and vascular rupture in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

R. Silva, T. H. Cogbill, J. F. Hansbrough, R. L. Zapata-Sirvent, D. S. Harrington

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare genetically determined disorder of connective tissue. Such patients often present challenges in clinical diagnosis and management. Dramatic life-threatening presentations include gastrointestinal perforation and vascular rupture, both occurring in the patient described. This case illustrates diagnostic features and therapeutic maneuvers important in the management of such complications of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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