Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Presenting as Severe Headache in a Young Adult

Sara R. Alcorn, Marie Adele Sorel, Stephan Auerbach, Kitt Shaffer

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A 27-year-old male with a positive family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm presented to his primary care physician and ultimately to the emergency department with the worst headache of his life and hypertension. An aneurysm of the right internal carotid artery was noted on CT and MRI. Upon further imaging and analysis, multiple vascular abnormalities were found, including possible dissection or pseudoaneurysm and multifocal narrowing and dilatation of the arteries of the head and neck. The patient underwent genetic testing revealing Ehlers-Danlos, type IV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number172
Pages (from-to)172
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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