PMID: 7727167Jan 1, 1995Paper

Perforation of small intestine diverticulum in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Revista Española De Enfermedades Digestivas : Organo Oficial De La Sociedad Española De Patología Digestiva
J R Gómez SugrañesE Mayayo Artal

Abstract

We report a case of acute abdomen in a patient previously diagnosed of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The pneumoperitoneum on the chest x-ray demanded urgent operative intervention. Laparotomy revealed two diverticula perforations in the small bowel. Perforation in the colon is common; however only two cases of small bowel perforation have been reported so far.

Related Concepts

Diverticulosis
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type IV
Intestinal Perforation
Intestines, Small

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