International Journal of Vascular Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Aortic Disease in the Young: Genetic Aneurysm Syndromes, Connective Tissue Disorders, and Familial Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections

Table 3

Criteria used to diagnose the vascular of EDS.

Major criteria (2 or more highly indicative)
 Arterial rupture or intestinal, uterine rupture
 Extensive bruising
 Thin, translucent skin
 Characteristic facial appearance

Minor criteria
 Hypermobility of small joints (fingers)
 Tendon and muscle rupture
 Varicose veins of early onset
 Arteriovenous malformation
 Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula
 Pneumothorax or hemothorax
 Positive family history of sudden death

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