Vascular complications of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: CT findings

Linda C. Chu, Pamela T. Johnson, Harry C. Dietz, Benjamin S. Brooke, George J. Arnaoutakis, James H. Black, Elliot K. Fishman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are predisposed to premature vascular complications. The objective of this article is to review the CT findings and current thoughts about the management of vascular pathologic abnormalities and diseases in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. CONCLUSION. The manifestation of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome frequently involves multiple vascular segments, with aneurysms and dissections being the most common imaging findings. The traditional practice of avoiding surgery until complications develop is being modified in select cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-487
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume198
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • CT
  • CT angiography
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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