Superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in a 9-year-old boy with classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

K. de Leeuw*, J. F. Goorhuis, I. F. J. Tielliu, S. Symoens, F. Malfait, A. de Paepe, J. P. van Tintelen, J. B. F. Hulscher

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Abstract

A 9-year-old boy with the classical type of EhlersDanlos syndrome (EDS) developed a symptomatic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. His EDS diagnosis had been confirmed biochemically and genetically. Vascular complications are known to be associated with the vascular type of EDS, but this is the first report of a child with classical EDS who developed a major vascular complication. Clinicians should be aware that severe vascular complications albeit rare, can also occur in classical EDS. (c) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-629
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Volume158A
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2012

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • mesenteric artery
  • SYNDROME TYPE-IV
  • GENETIC-ASPECTS
  • VASCULAR TYPE

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