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Small bowel (small intestine)

Congenital anomalies

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Defect of collagen synthesis, commonly causes hyperelasticity of skin and joints
● May cause spontaneous intestinal perforation and hemorrhage
● Perforations are most common in recto-sigmoid, small bowel perforations (normal or diverticulae) are less common
● Colonic perforation may be associated with abnormal myogenic activity and

Case reports

● 53 year old woman with occult perforation of distal ileum (Cases J 2010;3:57)

Clinical images

: Occult small bowel perforation in patient with Ehlers Danlos syndrome

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