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

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 8 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

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. website. Accessed February 18th, 2020.
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

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