Perforation of the colon in a 15-year-old girl with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.

@article{Soucy1990PerforationOT,
  title={Perforation of the colon in a 15-year-old girl with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.},
  author={Pierre Soucy and Leslie Eidus and Fred W. Keeley},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={1180-2}
}
A 15-year-old girl presented with severe fecal peritonitis due to a large spontaneous colonic perforation. The sigmoid colon was the site of a cluster of white serosal lesions with omental adhesions, of an appearance identical to that of the edges of the perforation. Her father had died at 30 years of age of spontaneous rupture of an iliac artery aneurysm, preceded by rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm and a spontaneous carotid-cavernous fistula. The clinical diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos… CONTINUE READING

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