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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 306413, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/306413
Case Report

Pregnancy and Delivery in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type): Review of the Literature

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln LN2 5QY, UK

Received 25 February 2011; Accepted 16 April 2011

Academic Editor: Edmund F. Funai

Copyright © 2011 Indranil Dutta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders which are divided into various distinguishable phenotypes. The type of EDS determines the potential obstetric complications. Due to the spectrum of clinical manifestation and overlap between phenotypes, there are no standardised obstetric management guidelines. Existing literature illustrates different obstetric management in hypermobility type of EDS, including uneventful term vaginal deliveries as well as preterm cesarean section deliveries. This paper discusses obstetric management of a woman with EDS hypermobility type. Cesarean section was deemed the most appropriate delivery method in this patient due to the possible complications including risk of joint dislocation and pain morbidity. No obstetric complications were experienced, and good maternal and neonatal outcomes were achieved.