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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;53(1):140-144.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.53.1.140   
Anesthesia for a Cesarean Section in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A case report.
Bo Seong Seo, Eun Ju Kim, Ji Hyang Lee, Sang Gon Lee, Jong Suk Ban, Byung Woo Min
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. kej1127@fatima.or.kr
Abstract
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperelasticity, joint hypermobility and tissue fragility. The clinical manifestations vary depending on the type of disease. Due to multi-organ involvement and varied clinical presentations, no uniform anesthetic recommendations can be made. We report a case of a patient with EDS of an unknown type who successfully underwent an emergency cesarean section under general anesthesia.
Key Words: cesarean section; connective tissue disease; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome


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