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

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
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
Case reports
Clinical images

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Occult small bowel
perforation in patient
with Ehlers-Danlos