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A patient with vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome developed a large abdominal intercostal hernia secondary to coughing. The tissue friability and associated risks for arterial ruptures and visceral perforations in these patients make hernia repair challenging. The hernia was successfully treated using a novel approach.


L de Weerd, J Kjæve, L Gurgia, S Weum. A large abdominal intercostal hernia in a patient with vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: a surgical challenge. Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery. 2012 Feb;16(1):117-20

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