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Femoral Artery Dissection in Vascular Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; Leave Well Alone?
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PMID:  22226700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition resulting from a defect in type III procollagen synthesis. This causes the development of severe vascular pathologies, including arterial rupture and pseudoaneurysm formation. We present a case of a young boy previously diagnosed with vascular EDS due to a Gly975Val substitution in the collagen α1(III) chain presenting with a common femoral artery dissection secondary to minimal trauma. This was managed conservatively with serial duplex scans and gentle mobilization. At follow up the patient had returned to normal activities, with MRA and duplex scans showing complete resolution of the dissection.
Authors:
M Singh; S Puppala; R C Pollitt; G J Sobey; D J A Scott
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, West Yorkshire, LS1 3EX Leeds, UK.
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