Background and Objectives Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disease, is rarely seen in pregnancy. Presentation may be mild or severe, depending on which type of the syndrome the patient possesses.
Methods A 38-year-old woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type II presented for cesarean delivery at 34 weeks' gestation with premature rupture of membranes and breech presentation.
Results A subarachnoid block was chosen to provide surgical anesthesia. No adverse side effects or complications developed.
Conclusion In patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, it is important to be aware of which type is present and to be knowledgeable about and prepared for any potential complications.
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- cesarean delivery
- connective tissue disease
- spinal anesthesia
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