Massive spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare disorder caused by abnormalities in the synthesis and structure of collagen. The resultant tissue fragility and weakness can lead to multiple surgical conditions. In this report we present the very rare and life threatening case of a massive spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture in a 35-year-old man with EDS and reflect on the literature, highlighting points to consider when managing such complex patients.

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