Use of Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV

Wiedeman, James E.; Ritter, Eric M.
May 2003
American Surgeon;May2003, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p424
Academic Journal
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) Type IV results in inadequate production of type III collagen and can lead to devastating vascular, gastrointestinal, and uterine complications. A case is presented of spontaneous colonic perforation in a patient with EDS Type IV complicated by multiple intestinal fistulas managed with porcine small intestinal submucosa. Early success with this technique would suggest additional applications in a variety of complicated gastrointestinal problems.


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