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Acute Diaphragmatic Rupture in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Authors
Journal
Journal of Emergency Medicine
0736-4679
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.03.004
Keywords
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Eds
  • Diaphragmatic Rupture
  • Diaphragm
  • Chest Pain

Abstract

Abstract Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder, usually characterized by the triad of hypermobility of the joints, hyperextensibility of the skin, and tissue fragility. Numerous gastrointestinal complications have been reported with this syndrome. However, spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture remains a very rare complication. We report a case of a 22-year-old woman with EDS who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of shortness of breath and left-sided chest pain. She was ultimately found to have a spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture after forceful emesis.

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