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Spontaneous Mesenteric Hemorrhage Associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

year: 2006

authors: Hosaka A, Miyata T, Shigematsu H, Deguchi JO, Kimura H, Nagawa H, Sato O, Sakimoto T, Mochizuki T


The vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue and is frequently associated with catastrophic arterial complications. Its surgical treatment is extremely difficult because of the fragility of vessels. This article describes three patients with vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who developed mesenteric hemorrhage due to spontaneous arterial rupture. The clinical and molecular characteristics of the disease are briefly reviewed.

organization: Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

DOI: 10.1016/j.gassur.2005.07.018

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