Small bowel (small intestine)
Congenital anomalies
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


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PubMed Search: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelehlersdanlos.html. Accessed July 17th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Defect of collagen synthesis, commonly causes hyperelasticity of skin and joints
  • May cause spontaneous intestinal perforation and hemorrhage
  • Perforations are most common in rectosigmoid, small bowel perforations (normal or diverticulae) are less common
  • Colonic perforation may be associated with abnormal myogenic activity
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Occult small bowel
perforation in patient
with Ehlers-Danlos
syndrome

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