Spontaneous rupture of the sigmoid colon in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Mark J. Spiro, Bruce David Janiak

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Abstract

A case of spontaneous rupture of the colon in a young man with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is described. Although this presentation of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is rare, it can be catastrophic. Surgery was not performed until 24 hours after presentation. Laparotomy showed two small ruptures of the sigmoid colon, and a left colectomy and colostomy were performed. The patient did well postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)960-962
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • colon
  • connective tissue disease
  • sigmoid
  • spontaneous rupture

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  • Emergency Medicine

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Spontaneous rupture of the sigmoid colon in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. / Spiro, Mark J.; Janiak, Bruce David.

In: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 10, 01.01.1984, p. 960-962.

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