Emergent bullectomy for acute respiratory failure in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Zeenat Safdar, Mary O'Sullivan, Janet M. Shapiro

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A 49-year-old man with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome developed acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Chest computed tomography demonstrated giant right bulla extending into the contralateral hemithorax with mediastinal shift. Surgical bullectomy with pleurodesis relieved tension effects and allowed weaning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004


  • Bullectomy
  • Emphysema
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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