Research Article| Volume 47, ISSUE 11, e1-e3, November 2012

Laparoscopic management of colonic complications in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV


      Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV, also known as the vascular type, is the most severe form of the disease. It may cause spontaneous bowel perforation and rupture of major arteries. The treatment of bowel perforation in this population remains controversial because they are at risk for major wound complications owing to poor healing. We report the first use of laparoscopy in children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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